Leaking swimming pool to reopen next year

Hector Gaston.
Hector Gaston.

The troubled indoor swimming pool at the Sunbury Aquatic and Leisure Centre (SALC) will reopen in January says Hume council’s director city services & living, Hector Gaston.

Speaking at a meeting of the full council on Monday 11 December, Gaston said works underway on the pool include repainting and waiting for the paint to cure. He did not mention the pool was repaired because it was leaking.

It is anticipated that the Ligar St pool will open in late January 2024 he said.

The pool has been closed to the public since May 2023 due to leaking water pipes, and then a leak in the pool itself – which was discovered the day before it was to reopen on Friday 24 November.

Council says the cost of repair work to the pool will be met by its contractor – Roejen Services. The council is also claiming on its insurance for repair work.

According to council figures, the leisure centre had 2,016 members in 2022, and in November it was 1,941.

Hector Gaston speaking at Hume City Council Monday 11 December 2023.

See our previous pool reports here.

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