The new-look Wellington Aquatic and Leisure Centre will open to the public with a free family fun day on Saturday, November 16, 2019.

The open day, from 10am, will highlight the region’s redeveloped Aquatic Centre including a new eight-lane Olympic Pool, heated learn-to-swim pool, splash pad area, along with brand new amenities, kiosk and club room.

Mayor of the Dubbo Region, Councillor Ben Shields, said the new facility has been long-awaited by the Wellington community.

“I am very excited to finally open the new doors to the Wellington Aquatic and Leisure Centre. I know the community has been patiently waiting, having skipped last year’s swim season, but this brand new centre is definitely worth the wait,” Clr Shields said.

The Mayor also acknowledges that there might be some concerns about how Council will fill the pool during the current water restrictions.

“I’d like to remind people of how important spaces such as this are for our wellbeing. Recreational spaces have the ability to provide social inclusion, refuge during times of heat, along with fantastic sporting opportunities. Opening this aquatic centre has been planned and water has been allocated to ensure it’s full, open and ready to use on Saturday 16 November 2019,” he said.

The $8.25 million Wellington Aquatic Leisure Centre was redeveloped with money that came from the amalgamation of the Wellington and Dubbo Councils in 2016.

Dubbo Regional Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Michael McMahon said it was exciting to be able to provide additional facilities for the community.

“This new centre has some wonderful additions that Wellington hasn’t had the luxury of having at the previous centre, particularly with the inclusion of a heated learn to swim pool making ‘Learn to Swim’ classes a lot more appealing to those with small children,” Mr McMahon said.

Community members will be able to access the Wellington Aquatic Leisure free of charge for the open day on Saturday November 16, 2019.

Last Edited: 23 Oct 2019

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