Major Makeover for Tilligerry Aquatic Centre

Tilligerry Aquatic Centre: three month closure for upgrade.

 

TILLIGERRY Aquatic Centre is to be given an upgrade during its winter shutdown.

The pool will be closed between 5 July and 30 September 2021.

During this time the pool will be drained, the existing vinyl membrane removed and a new fibreglass lining will replace it. The $40,000 upgrade will ensure the long term viability and integrity of the facility.

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Patrons will have the option of using season tickets to gain access to either Tomarre or Lakeside centres without cost or having them extended at Tilligerry for time the pool is out of action.

Some 20 years ago the pool became a reality after a committee raised over $100,000 towards the $1,000,000 cost.

It was named ‘The Doreen Bradley Pool’ after the community worker who was a driving force behind the idea.

2020 was a challenging year for the pool with the Covid pandemic.

Patrons had to book 15 minute time slots and observe strict protocols of social distancing.

Change rooms were closed and swimmers were limited to three sessions per week.

Rather than close for an extended period last winter, Tilligerry remained open as both Tomaree and Lakeside were out of action due to technical issues.

Regular users of these centres travelled to Mallabula for fitness workouts and squad training.

Lakeside swim center will be closed for two weeks from 28 June 2021 for cafe and entry renovations.

No decision has yet been made regarding a winter shutdown of the Tomaree Centre.

 

By Geoff WALKER

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