More than $4 million in works is needed to restore and conserve the Maryborough Municipal Olympic Swimming Complex, a draft conservation management plan endorsed by the Central Goldfields Shire Council has found.
At this week’s ordinary council meeting, Central Goldfields Shire administrators endorsed the draft conservation management plan for the Maryborough Municipal Olympic Complex, which was built in the 1940s.
The plan outlines $1.765 million in priority works, including maintenance works for the 50 metre pool, 25 metre pool, octagonal pool, entrance pavilion, concourses and plant room.
Comprehensive works are expected to cost over $4 million. With more than 13,000 people using the pool during the 2017-18 season, the highest number in the last four years, administrator Hugh Delahunty said it was clear that the pool is an integral part of the community.
“As country people, we know the significant social and cultural impact of swimming pools,” he said.
“The council, with support of the grant from Heritage Victoria’s Living Grants program of $35,000, enabled us to do the conservation management plan and structural condition assessment.”
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