Corowa is facing a third successive summer without an outdoor public pool with an unexpected delay in the facility's multi-million dollar makeover.
Federation councillors will be presented with advice next week detailing a hold-up in the approval process.
The council is being forced to wait for the reformation of the joint planning panel which needs to tick off the redevelopment due to it being a council project with a price tag over $5 million.
It was hoped the panel met in January, but it won't deal with the matter until late March with a further complicating matter being a submission received about a lack of adequate storage for the Corowa Swim Club.
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The submission has to be tabled at a public meeting forum before the the determination hearing with a date still to be advised.
"As a result of the above unforeseen issues, the likely completion date for the project will now not meet the initial construction timeline of the facility being open in time for the 2020-21 summer period," Federation general manager Adrian Butler said.
"It will likely be completed and open to the public from April 2021, given the heated indoor pool, café and splash park is still expected to gain good usage into the cooler months."
The design and construction tender worth $8.82 million was awarded last October to Hines Construction.
"The end result of receiving and accepting a tender price considered within the budget, with provision of an outdoor 50m pool, splash-park and year round heated indoor pool, was considered justification that the (design and construction) method was the best option," Mr Butler said.
"Council now however has a few months of waiting."