Council news update
Major projects update – Multi-Purpose Recreational Centre
This multi-million dollar project is progressing on schedule, with works continuing both internally and externally.
The facade panels are still being installed and passers-by will notice the pattern, mimicking a cyclone weather pattern, beginning to take shape.
The external netball courts have had bitumen laid down with all equipment (lighting, netball hoops) complete and installed.
The walls and ceilings are currently being painted, with the upper level function room nearing completion soon.
It is expected that power will be online within the next two weeks.
The recent heavy rainfall from TC Heidi did not cause any damage to the site and infrastructure and plans are underway for civil works (drainage, car park construction) to commence.
The Multi-Purpose Recreation Centre project is funded by principal partners Town of Port Hedland, Royalties for Regions, Pilbara Cities, BHP Billiton Iron Ore and Pilbara Development Commission, and supporting partners Auzcorp and ESS.
The project is expected to achieve practical completion in May.
Major projects update – Marquee Park
Works on the largest water-park in the Pilbara are nearing completion, with all equipment installed and all buildings (kiosk, ablution blocks and caretakers facility) complete.
Soft landscaping works are being done, including the planting of 300 trees which have been growing on site since early 2011.
The delivery of the playground soft-fall material suffered a delay late last year, when the truck involved in the delivery was involved in an accident.
The next batch is expected on site next week, with the soft fall being installed by the end of next week.
The Water Treatment Plant and Splash Pad are now complete ans a currently being commissioned. Marquee Park is expected to be completed by mid-February.
The project is funded by principal partners Town of Port Hedland, Royalties for Regions, Pilbara Cities, BHP Billiton Iron Ore, Pilbara Development Commission and Department of Housing’s South Hedland New Living Project; and supporting partners Newcrest Mining, Lotterywest and Variety WA.
ToPH Aquatic Centres update
The South Hedland Aquatic Centre and Gratwick Aquatic Centre will be reopening next week.
Both centres have been closed for the past week due to water contamination caused by TC Heidi.
Poolwater has been cleaned and retested for bacteria prior to opening, to ensure the pools are safe for community use.
Please be aware the South Hedland Aquatic Centre will be closed from Tuesday, January 31 to allow for works to commence as part of the South Hedland Aquatic Centre Upgrade and Redevelopment Project.
For more information please contact the South Hedland Aquatic Centre on 9140 1003 or the Gratwick Aquatic Centre on 9173 3303.