Exciting upgrades to Gladstone Aquatic Centre are continuing with the upgraded aquatic playpark Splash Zone reopening last week for the first day of spring.
We reopened the Splash Zone to the public to coincide with the new swimming season after a nine month renovation. It’s just one of several upgrades that took place at the facility funded under the COVID Works for Queensland program.
The $1.2m COVID Works for Queensland upgrade – the first of three stages at the Gladstone Aquatic Centre – also included the installation of a 230m boundary fence, installation of a new main electrical switchboard and upgrades to the filtration and chemical dosing plant.
Stage 2 works are set to be funded under the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCI) funding $1.6m in upgrades including building renovations to the 25m pool amenities, building renovations to the 50m pool amenities and external pool lighting upgrade.
Stage 3 works, funded to the tune of $2.4m under the 2021-24 Works for Queensland program will include 25m pool tile replacement, 25m pool heating system upgrade, 25m pool enclosure upgrade, 50m pool tile replacement, 50m pool heating system and grandstand and shade sail upgrades.
These works are forecast to commence next year and will be completed in stages in order to minimise disruption to patrons.
7News came out for a quick splash and a chat with our Gladstone Aquatic Centre Facility Manager, Zane Reid.