Memorial Pool set for major upgrade project

November 17, 2017 by  

Upgrade plans for the Langlands Park Memorial Pool Complex have received approval from Brisbane City Council.

The popular recreational and sporting precinct, which caters for residents from Greenslopes, Fortitude Valley and surrounding areas, is set for a significant makeover, according to Chairman of the Finance and Economic Development committee Krista Adams, who explains:

“The Lord Mayor announced a major upgrade of Langlands Park Memorial Pool Complex as part of his 2016 re-election campaign, and today we can announce that on top of a complete refurbishment of existing facilities, a brand new 25-metre pool will be constructed, as well as a new learn-to-swim pool.”

She said a range of upgrades to the ageing complex will be undertaken as part of the project including a full refurb of the heated pool, which will see a new lane added, new Aqua Park and pool infrastructure, plus upgraded facilities and change rooms.

In a move to reduce congestion and improve accessibility to the pool, the project is also to include parking off-road thanks to a 20-year lease deal struck with Eastern Suburbs District Rugby League.

The plans were acknowledged as welcome news by Coorparoo Ward Councillor Ian McKenzie. The venue, where banner printing highlights activities for numerous events throughout the year, is suitable for all ages and last year attracted in excess of 173,000 people.

Works are expected to begin next year, with completion at the end of 2019.