RESIDENTS looking to escape the heat at the new multi-million dollar aquatic facility in Gatton will have to wait a little longer.

The recent hot conditions have not only pushed the air-conditioning units to the limit, but construction works too.

"At this stage, contractors continue to tile the main pool, which is unfortunately behind schedule with tiles unable to be laid in such hot conditions," Lockyer Valley Mayor Steve Jones said.

"We intend to have the pool up and running as quickly as we possibly can after a rigorous and exhaustive testing regime."

The new Lockyer Valley Sports and Aquatic Centre will cost $12 million and boast a 10 lane 50 metre international standard pool, a learn to swim pool, undercover area, dedicated swimming club house, state of the art kiosk and canteen area as well as disabled access.

The complex will also tie into both the Sports Centre and gym. 


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