Beatty Park Leisure Centre gets new light towers

One of the new light towers at Beatty Park Leisure Centre
One of the new light towers at Beatty Park Leisure Centre

BEATTY Park Leisure Centre’s new light towers were craned in and secured this week.

The new towers feature plastic coating to prevent water penetration, giving them a life expectancy of 25 years.

They are also hinged so that instead of using an elevated work platform to change the light fittings, the pole folds over itself so that the fitting can be changed from ground level.

The pool deck concrete concourse and waterproof grouting will be completed by the end of next week.

The Council of Vincent last month put aside $400,000 for the works after a partial structural collapse of the grandstand in December and the discovery in June the former two 15m-tall pool deck light poles were unsafe due to corrosion.

The City is working on a long term management plan for the centre which is due to be completed and presented to council by March 2018.