Gurri Wanyarra wellbeing centre

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The City of Greater Bendigo’s Gurri Wanyarra Wellbeing Centre costing $31 million is the biggest infrastructure project undertaken by the Victorian City.

Chief Executive Officer, Craig Niemann, said, “The 50m and learn-to-swim pools are looking fantastic, the tiling is nearly complete in both these pools, and plastering is moving along in the gym, wellness suites and program rooms.

“The 1.5m wide boom was lifted into the pool a few weeks’ ago, which will allow the 50m pool to be split into two 25m pools and increase available lane space for casual swimmers, lessons and squad sessions and can also be moved into position to create a compliant pool for water polo.

“The external cladding is up and windows continue to be installed right around the building.

The pool pumps and other mechanical infrastructure are also in place, and car park and other road works are getting underway.

“The countdown is certainly on to opening this facility, which will deliver a state-of-the-art health and wellbeing experience for all users.

“It’s going to feature an amazing array of programs, both in and out of the water, ranging from babies, children and adults swim classes, group exercise classes, personal training and positive ageing fitness classes to help people of all ages and abilities to be healthy and well.

“From the 2014 Active Living Census we know that swimming is the second most popular physical activity that residents participate in, followed closely by visiting the gym. “

The Centre is due to open in August.