New look for Recquatic to get under way soon

ready to take the plunge
ready to take the plunge

The six-month project, funded by City of Kwinana and Department of Sport and Recreation, is expected to cost about $6 million.

McCorkell Constructions received the tender at Kwinana Council’s meeting on May 28.

Construction is set to start within the next two weeks and work includes refurbishing the gymnasium with new air-conditioning, new handrails and signage throughout the centre and new lighting in the main pool hall.

Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said it had been more than a decade since Recquatic’s last major renovation.

‘These works will further elevate Recquatic as the premier health and recreation centre in Kwinana and will mean a higher quality service and higher quality facilities for all Recquatic users,’ she said.

‘The community has been passionate about what they wanted to see at Recquatic and what improvements were needed.’

Cr Adams said the centre would remain open during refurbishment but temporary closures in specific areas were ‘unavoidable’.

‘The City is working closely with the contractor to minimise closures and traffic and parking issues,’ he said.

‘We apologise in advance for any issues this causes residents and appreciate the community’s patience during the construction phase.’