Projects & Works

Oasis tile upgrade gets tick of approval

Published: 16 Aug 2019 1:33pm

Grippy new floor tiles and a major facelift of changeroom facilities at Wagga Wagga’s Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre has the complex looking refreshed and ready for the new summer swimming season.

The $800,000 major re-tiling project at the Oasis was completed last week on budget and six weeks ahead of schedule – a significant achievement for such a large project, according to Oasis Manager Maurice Eames.

“It’s a solid investment in the facility which brings many benefits for regular pool user groups and the general community,” Mr Eames aid.

“We want to thank the community once again for their patience and understanding as we progressed through the various stages of this project.

“It was logistically a challenge for staff and contractors at various times but the understanding of the community has assisted us in getting the project finished ahead of schedule. It’s a fantastic result.”

The upgrade project includes re-tiling the entire 1700 sqm indoor pool deck area, toilets and change rooms, which includes two family change rooms and the accessible toilet.

“We repaired minor drainage issues and replaced the flooring with the highest grade slip resistant tiles, which comply with Australian standards,” Mr Eames said.

“Additional drainage grates have been installed throughout the poolside area and change rooms to improve drainage and prevent localised water pooling.”

Works started on 22 April this year and had a five-month timeframe to be finished in mid-September.

Wagga Wagga City Council funded the $800,000 project with the assistance of a $200,000 grant from the NSW Government.