BRAND NEW CENTRE: The front entrance to the Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre, which is almost ready to open to the public. A free community open day will be held on April 2.HAYBOROUGH – Get your goggles ready, the Fleurieu Aquatic Centre is set to open in less than a month.
After decades of planning and investigation, followed by a 21-month construction period, the dream of an aquatic facility for Alexandrina Council and City of Victor Harbor is soon to be realised.
The mayors of both councils are proud to announce that the highly anticipated aquatic facility will open on Saturday, March 25.
“After over 30 years of sustained demand, our communities will have the regional aquatic facility that they have been calling for,” Alexandrina mayor Keith Parkes and Victor Harbor mayor Graham Philp said in a joint statement.
“Our councils have worked tirelessly together with the key project stakeholders to deliver this high quality facility on time and on budget, and we have achieved this for our communities.
“Our award-winning Fleurieu Aquatic Centre has been recognised nationally as a leading local government project with the unique collaboration between our two councils setting new standards for infrastructure delivery across council areas.”
To celebrate the milestonean official opening, which will include a free community open day, will take place on Sunday, April 2.
Fleurieu Aquatic Centre Authority chairperson David Cooke said the community open day was a chance to put the new facility on show.
“I am sure once the community sees the aquatic centre for themselves they will be blown away by the end result,” Mr Cooke said.
While plans for the celebration are still to be confirmed, community members are encouraged to put the date for the free community open day in their diaries.
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The Fleurieu Aquatic Centre project is a jointproject of the Alexandrina Council and City of Victor Harbor.It received $7.5 million from the Federal government, $500,000 from the state government and a generous land donation from Beyond Today.
Both councils contributed $6.5 million to the project.
The centre has an eight-lane,25mlap swimming pool;multi-use rehabilitation, leisure andchildren’s pool;outdoor ‘splash and play’ park; fitness centre and creche.
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