Gurri Wanyarra under construction

The Gurri Wanyarra Wellbeing Centre will officially open on October 26, with the general public able to access the new facility from Saturday, October 27.

Council’s Lincoln Fitzgerald said it was all hands on deck to get the centre open.

“We are on the home stretch now and very excited to be nearing completion,” Mr Fitzgerald said.

“The pool hall is looking spectacular with seating now installed and tiling of the pools, pool deck and change rooms now complete.

“The colourful indoor splash park tower, expected to be a big hit with children of all ages, has been assembled, with the massive red tipping bucket now standing six metres above the ground. Once tiling is complete, the remaining elements will be installed.”

Mr Fitzgerald said the program pool is awaiting the arrival of the pool pod, used to provide lift access to the pool for people with a disability.

“Upstairs, the floor coverings have been laid in the gym, program and spin rooms, ready for equipment to be installed. Downstairs, tiling of the entrance foyer is progressing well, vinyl flooring of the wellness suites has been completed and the café is taking shape,” he said.

“The next major milestone will be filling the pools and calibrating water chemical levels and getting the temperatures right.”

An opening weekend timetable of activities will be advertised in the lead up to the official opening, so residents will be able to fully experience the centre and all it has to offer.

For anyone who has purchased a membership, the first payment date will coincide with the centre opening and will occur on Thursday, October 25.