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Council aims to reopen Lismore pool by December

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The Lismore Memorial Baths.
The Lismore Memorial Baths.

The Lismore City Council is expected to accept a tender tomorrow for works aimed at reopening the Lismore Memorial Baths in time for summer.

The Baths were inundated with flood water on 31 March causing extensive damage to the 50 metre, 25 metre and toddler pools, plant and equipment.

If the tender from Swimplex Aquatics Pty Ltd is accepted, the 50m and 25m pool filtration systems, dosing systems and circulation systems will all be operational, but all the heating systems are unlikely to be operational and will be the subject of a subsequent tender.

And while the majority of the work will be covered by the council’s insurer, Statewide Mutual, the council will be required to pay $112,500 extra to ensure that all electrical and monitoring systems.

The overall cost of the repairs will be $448,576, exclusive of GST.

The proposed works include a seperate filtration and heating system for the 25m pool , which will bring the dosing systems, the electrical systems and the heating systems up to an elevated operational level.

The pump motors, will initially remain at their current location which is flood prone, but the other equipment will be raised.

The 50m pool will receive new raised dosing systems and electrical equipment, but its new pumps and drives will remain at their current level. This stage of the work will not provide any heating for the 50m pool.

The Toddlers Pool will be fully recommissioned with new plant and equipment, including heating.

A second tender is expected to be called for the remaining work required at the Baths.


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  1. Ho hum how good of council to spend taxpayer money on such an important community utility 9 mths after the event….thank god business has embraced recovery in a more timely manner. Has council got the flood pumps fixed yet!


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