Gatton pool delayed to end January, Laidley Sports on time

Hot weather has delayed the Gatton Aquatic Centre opening to late January
Hot weather has delayed the Gatton Aquatic Centre opening to late January Tom Threadingham

PEOPLE hoping to use Gatton's new $12m pool will have to cool their heels elsewhere in the school summer holidays as the pool will now not open until well into the new year.

This morning's Lockyer Valley Regional Council meeting heard that hot weather had continued to impact tiling works in the main 10-lane 50m pool at the new Aquatic Centre.

Originally council was expecting have pool complete by the end of October however the new handover date to council for the pool is now January 23.

Council documents say even this date remained weather dependent as tiling cannot be laid in hot weather.

That means there won't be much time for families to get relief from the heat at the new pool before schools return on January 27.

Council documents say contractors have already handed over the kiosk, kitchen and manager's office with gym works expected to complete by December 1.

Council say the current Gatton pool will remain open until the new pool is complete.

There was better news for Laidley residents with the new sports clubhouse expected to complete as promised by the end of the year.

In recent weeks contractors have installed the roof cladding, front steps and ramp and internal steel walls.

A meeting on October 21 with the Rec Reserve users and the Laidley RSL agreed the building would be called the Laidley Sports Complex and Council will develop signage with this name

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