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Aquatic centre update coming to council

It should be on the agenda later this month

It's been a while since the proposed aquatic centre has been at the council table, and an update is expected later this month.

This week, Coun. Noella Rinaldo asked director of community and development services Marc Jensen for a report bringing council up-to-speed on items such as what's been spent on the aquatic centre, the asset management plan at the pool, what's been spent on proposals, and the cost of upkeep at the current location.

The proposed multi-use recreation facility was last at council in August

At that time, the engineering designs for the $48-million facility were approved. That approval doesn't mean the project is going ahead, but allows the city to be "tender ready" if funding becomes available.

Designs for the building include elements such as an eight-lane competition pool, leisure pool and a family-friendly play zone. There is also a dryland section with multi-use and squash courts, and an indoor walking track.

The main lobby would be central and connect the existing Archie Dillon Sportsplex arena to the new facility.

Jensen said it shouldn't be a problem to have an update at the next meeting Jan. 22.


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