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Project Update: The project is complete, official opening is being organised.
Parkes Aquatic Centre is set to receive a complete overhaul of the female amenities thanks to the NSW Government's Female Friendly Community Sport Facilities Program.
The $497,705 project will result in substantial upgrades to the toilet and shower facilities and introduce 10 private changerooms and a roof overhead to provide a safe and secure space for females of all ages and abilities at the pool.
Upgrades to the facilities will include new shower and toilet cubicles, hot water services, upgraded change cubicles, a new insulated roof, additional seating and refreshed paint and tiles throughout.
The upgrade will be a most welcome improvement to the current state of the facility with the changerooms having been relatively unchanged since the 1960s.
During Summer, the pool is an important social gathering precinct for people of all ages and demographics and the provision of suitable facilities for females is essential to encourage not only active lifestyle choices, but also social interaction, especially among peers.
Parkes often hosts regional and state level events for swimming throughout the season. The upgrade of these facilities will ensure the continuation of these fantastic opportunities that bring people from near and far to the Shire.
The project is expected to be completed for the opening of the pool over the long weekend in October.
This project is proudly funded by the NSW Government under the Female Friendly Community Sport Facilities Program.
Parkes Shire Council is doing a similar upgrade at the same time for the male amenities with funding from LRCI Round 5.
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The NSW Government is funding the the female amenities under the Female Friendly Community Sport Facilities Program for $497,705.
Further funds from LRCI Round 5 was made available to upgrade the male amenities at the same time.
30 September 2023