Shire puts out tender for Olympic pool project
The Shire of Coolgardie has gone out to tender on its project to redevelop Kambalda’s Olympic swimming pool.
Shire chief executive James Trail said tenders for the project, estimated to cost about $1.5 million, would close on February 1 and he hoped works would be able to begin promptly after that.
“This is a pretty exciting project for us moving forward,” he said.
The Shire hopes to get the facility back up and running within 12 months.
The pool is closed, with the Kambalda Amateur Swimming Club using facilities in Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Norseman.
Mr Trail said the final costs and scale of the project would be revealed through the tender process but he was hopeful it would be reopened during the 2019-2020 summer.
“Currently it’s around 48 years old, so what we’re trying to do is extending the life for 15-20 years, which will make a massive difference,” he said.
The Shire has already allocated $1.2 million from a loan to the project in its 2018-19 budget.