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Two pools for Gungahlin

By johnboy - 20 March 2012 27

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Andrew Barr has announced the completion of planning for the Gungahlin Leisure Centre so construction can start before the election.

Construction on the centre – for which the Government has committed $28.7 million – is expected to commence in August with completion planned for early 2014.

The highlights of the leisure centre are:

— The 50 metre pool has eight lanes and allows for Olympic standard water polo.
— The 25 metre pool is warmer and specifically designed for learn-to-swim classes with different water levels depending on the age of the children being taught. The pool will also have 4 lanes for lap swimming and will also have a water play area.
— Both the 25 metre and 50 metre pools will have graduated ramps for access by people with disabilities and older people.
— In addition to the pools, there will also be a separate large water play area for children. This will include a shallow pool and also ‘splash decks’, which will incorporate structures for children to play on. There will also be adjacent seating from which parents will be able to supervise their children.
— The cafe will be for both indoor and outdoor use and parents will be able to have a coffee while they supervise their children in the water play area.
— The ‘dry areas’ will include spaces for programmed fitness classes such as aerobics and also equipment such as weight machines.

Just think how much would get done if we had elections every two years!

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umehomes 12:30 pm 22 Mar 12

mouldy said :

SnapperJack said :

And let’s hope that it isn’t privatised or run like CISAC and that concessions apply and the disabled are admitted free.

I’m sorry, but why should the disabled be admitted free? I understand a discount for valid concession holders but free? I’m sure there are plenty of disabled people out there who are working full time and making a good wage. I have red hair, can I get in free?

Totally agree. Disable and elderly people have already enjoy lots of social benefit in this country and why make it free to this group? If ticket is free to disable and people over 65, this pool will full of disable and elderlys 24/7 since it open. It is going to be hard to manage and maybe two years later has to shut down the pool because “significant loss” from operation.

Kerryhemsley 12:03 pm 22 Mar 12

No but I believe they are working on a Ginger Alert siren to go off so that anyone uncomfortable swimming in the same pool as a ranga can vacate.

mouldy 10:29 am 22 Mar 12

SnapperJack said :

And let’s hope that it isn’t privatised or run like CISAC and that concessions apply and the disabled are admitted free.

I’m sorry, but why should the disabled be admitted free? I understand a discount for valid concession holders but free? I’m sure there are plenty of disabled people out there who are working full time and making a good wage. I have red hair, can I get in free?

Deref 8:05 am 22 Mar 12

Holden Caulfield said :

Keijidosha said :

…It looks like a 1950’s car wash.

Awesome!

Would you prefer a 1990s faux federation eyesore instead?

If it’s to be in keeping with the dominant aesthetic it needs to be mock Tuscan. And those trees have to go.

AsparagusSyndrome 1:16 am 22 Mar 12

PM said :

No car parking mentioned. Must be an ACT development.

A careful inspection of the picture reveals that all commuting alternatives to the new double urinal are adequately allowed for. Bicycles (note, not shared with cars), roller blades, mature tree relocation (just sit in the branches of an appropriate tree and with luck you’ll find yourself and your tree relocatedand planted there, and an underground light rail station beneath the pools (as indicated by the lack of surface features). There’s also walking, but I agree, that’s no way to commute in the twenty-first century.

AsparagusSyndrome 1:02 am 22 Mar 12

poetix said :

EvanJames said :

Steve_Pedestrian said :

Of course it will be warmer if little kids are in there. No need for any mechanical device for heating required.

And the water will be a nice colour, too.

The building’s panels are designed to turn bright yellow as the years pass by…It’s all natural, and done by pipes.

I hope, for sustainability purposes, they will install a chemical filter to sequester the nitrogen for use in fertilisers and explosives manufacture. Don’t want it overdosing the local limnological environment.

PM 8:04 pm 21 Mar 12

No car parking mentioned. Must be an ACT development.

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