First concrete pour for the $7.74 million project
The major construction phase of the Mission Beach Aquatic Facility project is under way with the first concrete pour last week following a month of earthworks.
Cassowary Coast Regional Council plans to open the new facility early next year. It will feature a billabong-themed leisure pool, a six-lane 25-metre pool, a hydrotherapy pool and a café in an area of MARCs Park with a rainforest backdrop.
Council awarded a $7.74 million contract to local company AJ Homes in January to build the aquatic facility after securing funding from the Federal and State Government through the National Stronger Regions program and the Building Our Regions - Regional Capital Fund.
The first stages scheduled to be completed are the pumproom and the earthworks for the billabong pool.
Photo: The first concrete pour has happened for the Mission Beach Aquatic Facility.