A BATHURST building company has been awarded the tender to complete the long-awaited Corowa pool redevelopment.
The $8.82 million design and construction tender was awarded to Hines Construction yesterday by Federation Council.
The project is awaiting final tick-off from the Joint Regional Planning Panel, but a start is expected to be made early next year.
Corowa is entering its second summer without a public pool, but the replacement complex including an eight-lane outdoor 50m pool and indoor heated facility is anticipated to be completed by late 2020.
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The council had secured more than $6 million in external funding for the pool project.
Council is aware of issues with the old pool moving due to underground water pressure and appointed Cardno Consulting to provide advice, design and supervision of filling and compaction works to ensure a stable platform is in place for the new pool.
"Council will soon be starting the demolition of the 50m pool shell and administration building and will also undertake works to reconfigure the power and water supplies in the local area to ensure a safe and reliable supply is available to both the pool and new Ball Park multi-sport pavilion site," mayor Pat Bourke said.
The Ball Park pavilion tender worth $314,000 went to Corowa builder David Lane with council also awarding a $1.52 million tender for the Howlong multi-purpose hall and gym to Wodonga-based Connelly Construction Services.
Tenders were considered in confidential session with Cr Andrew Kennedy declaring a conflict in all three reports due to his company Kennedy Builders submitting tenders for all three jobs.