Ayr and Millaroo pools and Home Hill Caravan Park to receive minor makeovers

The Ayr Swimming Pool, Millaroo Pool and the Home Hill Caravan Park will be upgraded in the 2016/17 financial year.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council has a $2 million carryover project for the Ayr Swimming Pool, but this would depend on the receipt of government funding.

“Council has further discussed the scope of works for the Ayr Swimming Pool refurbishment and has refined it to include works associated with the 50m pool only at this stage,” she said.

“We have made this decision in an attempt to keep our costs as low as possible.

“The proposed works will include new pool plant and equipment. Other works to the pool include new filtered water return lines to the side of the pool walls, cleaning of the tiles and replacing of pool sealants.

“The concrete shell of the pool has been tested and is suitable for another 15 years’ use.

“Further testing has indicated there is water loss from the pool which could be attributed to leaking pipework etc, so once the final design and plans are completed, Council will seek government funding to complete this project.

“Separate to this project Council has also allocated funding to replace the shade sails.”

Cr McLaughlin said the Home Hill Caravan Park would also receive some upgrade works.

“Council has carryover funding available to build a new ablutions block,” she said.

“The current block has had numerous refurbishments over the years and is past its use-by date, so it was decided to build a new one.

“In addition, Council has allocated $15,000 to replace the existing fence and $7500 to replace five power heads.”

The Mayor said the Council also still had $50,000 available to assist with the refurbishment of the Millaroo Pool.

“We have recently agreed on high priority works to be completed for the chemical and plant room at Millaroo,” she said.

“In addition our team is making further investigations to complete some landscaping works through the Skilling Queenslanders for Work scheme.”

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