A new concrete shell has been poured on top of the existing Hervey Bay swimming pool shell and the end wall removed to ensure it remains 50m.
A new concrete shell has been poured on top of the existing Hervey Bay swimming pool shell and the end wall removed to ensure it remains 50m. Carlie Walker

Hervey Bay pool refurbishment cost blows out to $1 million

THE cost of the Hervey Bay pool refurbishment has blown out to $1 million because a new concrete shell had to be poured over the existing shell.

The original cost of the Hervey Bay Aquatic Centre was $780,000 and included removing the old fibreglass surfacing and relining the entire pool with pebblecrete.

Councillor Darren Everard said the end wall of the pool would be removed to ensure it was still 50m and the planned finish date for the project was November.