Aquarena outdoor pool reopens to public

Published on Friday, 13 October 2023 at 12:30:57 PM

Making a splash and beating the heat will be much easier this summer with refurbishments and major upgrades to the 50-year-old Aquarena outdoor pool complete and the facility now reopened.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said refurbishing the outdoor pool provided a much needed lifeline to the popular facility that had reached its end of life.

“Since it was built in 1970, three generations of residents have enjoyed swimming and playing water sports in our beloved outdoor pool,” he said.

“Now that the refurbishment is complete, we have a practically new swimming pool that features a 25m long disability access ramp so more people than ever before will be able to swim outdoors.

“I’d like to thank the State Government for their generous grant funding that means our next generation will also have the opportunity to enjoy the facility.

“I’d also like to thank the outdoor pool user groups and our community members for their patience while the much needed works were being completed,” Mayor Van Styn added.

The refurbishments included the replacement of the pool’s concrete walls and water treatment plant, the installation of new drainage and hydraulic systems, and the complete retiling of the pool.

The works have extended the pool’s life for another 20 years, bringing it into alignment with the estimated end of life for the remainder of the Aquarena facilities.

The $6.1 million project was joint funded with the State Government’s Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund contributing $750,000 towards the works.

Originally scheduled for completion in late 2022, works were temporarily suspended in 2022 due to damages caused by Cyclone Charlote.

The State Government, through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, is a major supporter of community sport and recreation facilities in Western Australia. Sport and Recreation builds stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities. When we play sport our whole community wins.


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