Grafton Pool work given target
CONSTRUCTION work is back on track at the Grafton Pool in efforts to get it up and running before the swimming season begins in October.
Clarence Valley Council manager of assets George Kriflik said work began in December with the compaction of one-metre thickness of soil under the footprint of the pool building, with more in-depth work starting this week.
“This (work) was required before the building’s footing design could be finalised,” he said.
“Once we received the final plans we advertised for expressions of interest from trades, and subsequently invited interested trades to quote on various components of the work.”
Mr Kriflik said that earlier this week concreting work began, setting out the site. Work began on formwork for the casting of the actual footings.
“The concrete work will be interspersed with some brickwork and plumbing/drainage work over the next two weeks or so,” he said.
“On Monday we will assess quotes for plumbers and bricklayers and engage these trades for their part.
“The plan is to complete the building in time for the commencement of the swimming season in October,” he said.
The suspected arson attack on the Grafton Pool in December 2008 destroyed the facilities main infrastructure and equipment.
Coffs-Clarence command crime manager Detective Inspector Cameron Lindsay said police were still following lines of enquiry into the Grafton and South Grafton pool fires.