Monday, June 18, 2012

monbulk pool update, the mud edition

It's been terrific to follow the progress of the reconstruction of the much loved Monbulk Pool.

The pool's refurbishment is possible with $8.5 million funding from the Shire of Yarra Ranges, State and Federal government. (Council has contributed the lion's share of funding at $7 million).

Current works include preparing for the ground floor slab for the new Gym and Office areas and seeing the steel installed for the gym floor (soon we might see framework go up for the walls and roof of the new gym too). 

The old pool structure has been removed and the remaining hole is nearly ready to progress with a process called 'blinding concrete' completed. 

I'm a member of the project control group that meets regularly to discuss the progress of the development. I'm learning a lot about how an aquatic centre is constructed!

It's an exciting project for the Lyster Ward and one I know many community members are looking forward to seeing completed. I worked hard to secure funding for the project through council's capital works budget. It's wonderful to see that work being transformed into bricks and mortar.

If you're on facebook you can follow the progress of the construction by liking the Monbulk Aquatic Centre page here.

I'll keep you posted with more updates, maybe post mud, there's plenty of it on site at the moment!

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