No date yet for re-opening of flood-hit aquatic centre
TWO months after floods inundated the Maryborough CBD and its new $6.5 million aquatic centre, the Fraser Coast Council has still not determined when the pool will re-open.
A council spokesperson said work was progressing to re-open the Maryborough Aquatic Centre closed after the Australia Day flood in January, when the centre was inundated by more than a metre of floodwater.
"So far the architects, structural engineers, filtration contractors, electricians and builders have inspected the facility and made their reports and we're working on a plan to get the pool open as quickly as possible," Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell said.
"It may even be able to open sections as they are repaired, but we will know more after talks with the builders and technical staff."
The $5.3 million aquatic centre had only been open since December 8.
Although it was open less than two months before the floods hit, more than 10,300 people had already passed through its gates.
Architects, structural engineers, filtration contractors, electricians and builders have inspected the facility, and made reports to the insurance company.