Get excited northern Gold Coasters!
A state-of-the-art aquatic and community leisure centre for Pimpama is a step closer, with bulk earthworks starting on the 50-metre Olympic swimming pool.
Mayor Tom Tate and Deputy Mayor Donna Gates today turned the first sod to mark the start of the major construction phase for the snazzy new facility, which will feature five pools, netball and tennis courts, function rooms, a health and fitness centre, a cafe and much more.
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Cr Tate says the City is well on its way to delivering Australia’s first 100 per cent energy self-sufficient sporting and community hub which is also the largest community infrastructure project the City has ever undertaken.
“I am delighted that we are on time and on budget with construction works progressing well and bulk earthworks starting today on the Olympic standard pool,” he said.
“Work will start on the foundations in December with 87 piles to support over half a hectare of aquatic and community centre building. You will see the building rise from the ground in February next year.”
Cr Gates says the hub is a welcome addition to the rapidly expanding northern Gold Coast growth corridor.
“I know that residents are eagerly anticipating this facility which will provide much needed netball and tennis facilities and recreational and sporting options for our community,” she said.
“With five pools including a 10-lane Olympic standard pool and leisure pool, café, walking trails, events and community parks, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.”
The project is tipped provide 409 jobs during construction and contribute more than $161 million into the local economy.
The netball facility and events park will open in late 2020, with the aquatic centre and other facilities to be ready by mid-2021.