Planning for the Redevelopment of the Coonabarabran Memorial Swimming Pool Continues

The much loved Coonabarabran Swimming Pool, originally constructed in the 1950s in memorial to those that served in the Second World War, is set for a transformative redevelopment. 

"The redevelopment of Coonabarabran Swimming Pool represents a significant investment in our community’s recreational infrastructure. Council committed to ensuring that this project meets the current and future needs of our residents, enhancing accessibility, safety, and enjoyment for all."

“The pool currently features a solar-heated 33m x 7 lane pool, a toddler pool, and essential amenities,” said Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Ambrose Doolan. “Recognising the need for modernisation and improved accessibility, the Coonabarabran Swimming Pool Advisory Committee was established.” 

The Committee’s comprehensive assessment highlighted key redevelopment priorities, which include the construction of a new 25m x 8 lane pool with an accessible ramp, a dedicated toddler pool featuring a splash park, upgraded accessible amenities, and a refurbished entry building housing an office and kiosk.

“Funding of $199,440.00 has been secured under the State Government’s Resources for Regions Round 9 to assist with the planning. This funding will support the initial phases of the redevelopment project, encompassing the development of a Masterplan, detailed design, and construction plans,” said Cr Doolan. 

To ensure community input shapes the redevelopment in line with local needs and preferences, Council has launched a Request for Quotation (RFQ) to engage experts in developing the Masterplan. Additionally, a brief survey has been devised to gather feedback from the broader community. This survey aims to validate and prioritise the recommendations put forth by the Coonabarabran Swimming Pool Advisory Committee and can be found under the ‘Have your say” tab on Council’s website. 

For more information about the redevelopment project or to participate in the survey, please visit Councils Website or contact Acting Urban Services Manager, Carmel Foster on (02) 6849 2000.

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Last Updated: 05 Jul 2024