Muswellbrook Aquatic Centre Upgrade

Denman Summer Season Hours

 

OPEN Saturday 3rd October 2020

HOURS
Saturday 11:00am –7 :00pm
Sunday 11:00am –7:00pm
Monday - Friday
6:00am – 7:30am  11:30pm – 7:00pm

COVID Safe Plan
The Centre will follow all NSW Public Health Orders and our peak body Royal Life Saving;

• Logon COVID Tracer on entry;
• Apply personal hygiene and shower before arrival
• Change rooms and toilet facilities are available, cleaned as per cleaning schedule;
• Groups of up to 20 family members are welcome to swim together
• All persons are to abide by the social distancing rules 1.5metre distancing ( pool noodle length);
• Maximum 100 people on site at one time, this will be monitored;
• Normal Pool rules apply

There will be COVID trained marshals/lifeguards onsite enforcing COVID Safe Plan ie social distancing.

Learn to Swim Classes
• Learn to swim will be available mid-November
• Bookings will be taken for people that are interested for a 6 week Learn to Swim program
• Denman Pool is not heated

 Pool

Works are due to start on the refurbishment of the 50 metre outdoor pool at the Muswellbrook Aquatic Center with the aim of reopening the pool by the end of 2020.

The works program includes the lining of the pool, installation of a wet deck, removal of the existing concrete hob and gutters and construction of an access ramp which will extend the longevity and efficient operation of the pool and enable compliance of the pool body to current standards.

The 50 metre outdoor pool was opened on 3 February, 1929, making it more than 90 years old. Water leaks have been an issue for a number of years and it is considered that the refurbishment will extend the life of the pool for a further 25 years.

While the Aquatic Centre is closed for the upgrade Council has arranged for Muswellbrook Swimming Club members to be transported to Singleton by bus for training during winter and, if necessary, to Denman for summer.

 

May 2020 Muswellbrook Aquatic and Fitness Centre  Upgrade  

Following closure to comply with Public Health Orders, Council negotiated with the construction contractor for the Muswellbrook Aquatic Centre Upgrade Project to include all additions of the adopted master plan in the redevelopment and reduce the length of the construction programme for this important community facility.

The additions include the construction of a state of the art indoor area featuring a water activity park, learn to swim and therapy pool, new entrance and foyer, kiosk, party room, spa and sauna, viewing deck, and upgrade of the fitness centre to allow 24/7 access, during which time the centre will remain closed.

However, this construction programme has created the opportunity for Council to bring forward the refurbishment of the outdoor 50 metre pool. The outdoor pool will remain closed during the winter season as per the usual practice and reopen when works are completed. Understanding the importance of the outdoor pool to the community, as much as practicable, delivery for summer will be a high priority.

Council recognises that these works will be inconvenient and frustrating for many users of the Aquatic and Fitness Centre and asks for the community’s patience during this construction period. The end result of the completed redevelopment and refurbishment works will bring forward an exciting new level of service and greatly improved facilities for the community to enjoy.

Council appreciates your understanding and will be pleased to answer any questions. Please contact 6549 3700 for further information.