The Shire is delighted to announce we expect to reopen the doors of the refurbished Margaret River’s Recreation Centre on 25 March.
The Centre, and its pool, has been closed since late 2022 to undertake renovations and deliver a contemporary, functional centre which can serve our community into the future.
The renovation was initiated by the need to address significant structural deterioration of the 25-year-old pool roof, although existing facilities have also been refurbished to improve accessibility and deliver a quality, durable and low maintenance building.
Key additional accessibility improvements include new accessible ramps at the centre’s entrance and reconstruction of the existing accessible toilets to current standards.
Changes to the scope of the project have also meant the intended timeframe of the project was extended. This included the rectifying extra deterioration to the pool which was discovered at the start of the project.
With the finish line now in sight, we can report things are coming together and anticipate the builder will hand over the building at the end of February. The final stages of the project will include getting the building certified by relevant authorities as well as installing equipment and furniture.
The reopening of the Rec Centre marks a new chapter in Sports and Recreation for the Shire, which will be captured in the final leisure plan and upcoming Sports and Recreation Strategy for the region.
We look forward to celebrating the reopening with the community with a launch party with details to be advised soon!