The Maryborough Aquatic Centre pool has been drained and demolition work has begun. Win Constructions first year apprentice Stevie Farrance will be there to help with the project.
The Maryborough Aquatic Centre pool has been drained and demolition work has begun. Win Constructions first year apprentice Stevie Farrance will be there to help with the project. K Thomsen

Work begins on pool site

THE DEMOLITION of the old Maryborough pool begins this week in readiness for the new Aquatic Centre.

Daniel Poacher, CEO of Win Constructions, said he was "very excited to see work on the site begin".

Mr Poacher said the demolition work was expected to take about six weeks, however other work should be able to start during that time.

Excavation and other underground work could take place within a couple of weeks of the demolition starting, Mr Poacher said.

The preliminary work for the demolition began on Monday and signalled the start of work on the multi-million dollar redevelopment.

The redevelopment would be great news for the local economy, said Mr Poacher.

"It's a win-win for Win and the Fraser Coast" he said.

The new Maryborough Aquatic Centre will also have a link to its past, thanks to a donation from the Maryborough RSL.

Bob Evans, the RSL president, said the RSL had donated $5000 towards the project.

The site of the Aquatic Centre was originally the location for the old army horse stables in Maryborough and the RSL's donation was keeping that link alive.

"We're very pleased to be donating towards the new pool for the people of Maryborough" Mr Evans said.