Mission Beach Aquatic Facility – Project Update
Construction work on the Mission Beach Aquatic Facility is eighty per cent complete and progressing as scheduled. The centre is slated for a June 2018 opening.
Cassowary Coast Regional Council Director of Infrastructure Services, David Goodman said that the project is proceeding well and the concrete has been laid in all three swimming pools.
“The buildings that will house the amenities block and café, the splash pad near the billabong pool and the pump room are taking place. The terraced area below the amenities area above the lap pool is also coming together,” Goodman said.
The only possible delays are related to the supply of the steel for the roof’s framework.
The existing traffic management plan is currently being reviewed. There are several issues impacting public access to MARCS Park. The CCRC is working with the contractor in order to manage safe access, parking and pedestrians walking through MARCS Park while the construction activity is underway.
“We are liaising with the contractor AJ Homes and working towards a timely resolution of these issues. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank residents for their patience during this time,” he added.
The Mission Beach Aquatic Facility will feature a billabong-themed leisure pool, a six-lane 25-metre pool, a hydrotherapy pool and café at MARCS Park. Council awarded a $7.74 million contract to local company AJ Homes in January to build the facility after securing funding from the Federal and State Government through the National Stronger Regions program and the Building Our Regions - Regional Capital Fund.