The City of Salisbury has begun construction of its $28.4 million Aquatic and Recreation Precinct Redevelopment.
Salisbury Mayor, Gillian Aldridge, officially marked the project’s commencement by turning the first sod at Happy Home Reserve.
Mossip Construction and Interiors will lead the project, which received $7.185 million under the South Australian Government’s Infrastructure Partnership Program.
The South Australian business will build numerous cutting-edge facilities such as a new 50m outdoor pool, heated 25m indoor lap and leisure pools, water slides, water parks, a gymnasium and a cafe.
The redevelopment will create over 90 construction jobs, with a further 27 created upon completion.
The combination of indoor and outdoor facilities will also ensure residents can enjoy their swimming year-round.
Mr Aldridge said the project will strengthen community members’ connection with their social and physical surroundings.
“The Salisbury Aquatic and Recreation Precinct has been a much-loved community facility for many years, and this project will deliver important new facilities that will benefit the entire community,” Mr Aldridge said.
“The City of Salisbury takes the health and wellbeing of our community very seriously and this magnificent recreational facility will continue to be a popular location to connect with others, be active and enjoy the beautiful natural surrounds, which enhances our quality of life.”
The project is expected to be completed in 2024.
Feature image: Mayor Gillian Aldridge. Provided by Salisbury City Council.