Whyalla Leisure Centre upgrade faces delays

June 16, 2023 3:07 pm in by
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Whyalla Leisure Centre’s renewal has been delayed following unexpected high costs.

Whyalla City Council put the work out to tender earlier this year, covering the installation of a new spa, new splash pad play area and learn to swim pool, new underfloor plumbing, plant room upgrades, removal of the slide, re-tiling and grouting of the 25-metre pool, and other upgrades.

All tender responses quoted significantly higher than anticipated.

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Whyalla Mayor Phill Stone says this is an example of how soaring costs of services are impacting regional communities.

The Council are working to find a way to deliver the project within budget while ensuring they return value for the community’s investment.