Tobruk Memorial Baths redevelopment progressing swimmingly
Date published: 9 October 2019
Refurbishments to the Tobruk Memorial Baths are progressing swimmingly with crews making good progress on the upgrades.
Works completed include the excavation of the old pool, the first concrete pour for the balance tank and a fresh coat of paint going on the building.
Infrastructure Committee Chair Cr Mark Molachino said the $11.3 million refurbishment is already breathing new life into the Memorial Baths.
“The Tobruk Memorial Baths are a massively loved public asset and these refurbishments will revitalise the area and emphasis the heritage of the pools,” Cr Molachino said.
“Jackson + Semler are an extremely reputable company and have worked on some big projects across the city and so far, it is looking fantastic here.
“These upgrades are expected to support over 120 jobs and is a major infrastructure project that is part of our $409.1 million infrastructure spend for building our city’s future.”
The redevelopment includes the installation of a new 50m pool, a new toddler pool, improved disability access, shade awnings and new landscaping.
Local Councillor Ann-Maree Greaney said she’s thrilled by the progress being made on the redevelopment of the Tobruk Memorial Baths.
“We’re so lucky to have such an incredible pool right along The Strand and the history there can’t be understated so it’s nice to see how well the work is coming together,” Cr Greaney said.
“This is a massive job and so far, everything is pulling together really nicely – it’s looking good for a reopening in February.
“This project did get pushed back after the unprecedented monsoon so I would like to thank the community for being so patient while we get this completed.”