It’s an end of an era for the Eagleby Aquatic Centre with council voting today to close the facility permanently and not re-open as scheduled for later this year.

The decision by council follows a thorough workplace health and safety investigation at the site with council recognising that the ageing infrastructure is now approaching the end of its life.

Eagleby Aquatic Centre has been used by the community for more than 30 years and has provided an important service for Eagleby.  

Division 12 Councillor Karen Murphy, who advocated for the reopening of the centre, said while Council’s decision was disappointing, she is committed to consulting with the community about possible future uses for the site.

“I want to make it clear that I voted against this decision,” said Cr Murphy.

“Today’s decision was not the outcome I wanted for the Eagleby community, which has used this facility for many years.

“My own kids learnt to swim in this pool, and I was heavily involved in the swimming club for many years having served as President.

“I will work with the community on a masterplan for the site, which will meet the future needs of local families.”

The Eagleby Aquatic Centre was constructed by the former Albert Shire Council and expanded by Gold Coast City Council, before becoming the responsibility of Logan City Council after the 2008 council amalgamations.

Cr Karen Murphy

Logan City Council will consult the community on a future use for the site

“Council will reach out to residents, sporting organisations and schools in due course to ask for their ideas and feedback on the redevelopment of this important community site,” said Cr Murphy.

Mayor Darren Power said Council’s priority was ensuring City of Logan residents had access to safe, appropriate, and well-resourced facilities.

“This facility has provided a wonderful service for the Eagleby community for many years but it is tired and dated and the time has come to close it down,” Cr Power said.

“Council assets become outdated over time and this facility has experienced several issues over many years.

“While this is the end of an era for Eagleby Aquatic Centre, Council is continuing to invest in new aquatic facilities for the City of Logan community, with plans for the redevelopment of the nearby Beenleigh Aquatic Centre well underway.”

Council’s swimming pool facilities include:

• Beenleigh Aquatic Centre (City Rd, Beenleigh)

• Bethania Aquatic Centre (Station Rd, Bethania)

• Logan West Aquatic Centre (Wineglass Dr, Hillcrest)

• Gould Adams Park Aquatic Centre (Kingston Rd, Kingston)

• Logan North Aquatic Centre (Sports Dr, Underwood)

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