Shire puts out ten­der for Olympic pool project

Kalgoorlie Miner - - NEWS - Joanna De­la­lande

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.

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