Fitzroy change room upgrade

Friday 24 November 2017

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The new female change room facility is complete and opened to the public on Saturday 18 November.

The male change room facility will close from Monday 27 November to Wednesday 29 November to allow for improvement works. Access to temporary change rooms will be available during this time.

Works to the family and accessible change rooms will be completed in the next fortnight. On-deck showers and changing boxes will be completed shortly after.

About the upgrade

We are excited to announce that the change room facilities at Fitzroy Swimming Pool will receive a substantial upgrade in 2017.

The change room refurbishment project is well underway with works to the female change room now complete and improvement works to the male change room and the accessible and family change room now in progress.

The works to be conducted are part of Council’s renewal program and capital works budget; with works being completed in a stage process.

Scope of works

The refurbishment works to be conducted include:

1. An upgrade to fixtures and fittings, flooring, tiling, new bathrooms, shower partitions, and bench seating

2. maintenance works including repairs to internal and external drains, and supply of hot and cold water.

The works will be completed in stages. The extent of the works will be within the current building area; with no increase in the area of the change rooms.

Given the substantial improvement works underway, we recognise this may be inconvenient to our members and guests at different times throughout the project. Whenever possible, we encourage you to arrive at Fitzroy ready for your workout or swim.

While we anticipate a certain degree of construction noise at various stages throughout the refurbishment works, we are working closely with the builders and project managers to ensure there is limited disruption to the environment and normal operations.

Renovated female change now open

It is with great pleasure we announce that the renovated female change room at Fitzroy Swimming Pool opened to the public on Saturday 18 November.

We thank all customers for their patience as we undertook the renovations to the change room and trust that you will be satisfied with the outcome.

We value your feedback and would love to hear your comments on the newly renovated change room. Please fill out a customer feedback form, send us an email or chat to our friendly staff.

Improvement works to the male change room 

The male change room will close from Monday 27 November to Wednesday 29 November to allow for defect works to be completed. During the 3 day closure the following will occur:

  • floors will be levelled
  • privacy screen will be modified
  • the island bench seat will be expanded
  • support structure of the ‘U’ shaped bench modified
  • the accessible toilet/shower rails will be modified to enable appropriate operation of the shower seat
  • lighting upgrades, and
  • painting works.

Access to the temporary change room facility will be available during the works.

Family and accessible change room works 

Works to the family and accessible change rooms will be completed in the next fortnight. On-deck showers and changing boxes will be completed shortly after.

Front entrance ramp development

Works on the redevelopment of the front entrance ramp began on Monday 23 October.

Stage 1 of these works is expected to be completed by Wednesday 29 November. The first stage of works is at the step entry end. These steps have been replaced with a compliant ramp. 

Post the completion of Stage 1, works will move to the other end of our front entrance where the current ramp will become a step entry. It is anticipated that these works and the installation of the balustrade to the ramp and stairs will be completed by Wednesday 20 December. 

New lockers

New lockers will be arriving to Fitzroy Swimming Pool as part of a separate project and will be installed in December.

The new lockers are RFID enabled with a simple and user friendly design. Members and visit pass holders will press their RFID enabled membership card or RFID band at the individual locker reader and the locker can be securely opened and closed.

With a quick glance, users can see via the lock’s button position if a locker is free or in use.

Lockers will be installed in the reception area for male patrons and lockers allocated for female patrons will be installed in the female change room alcove. Further banks of lockers will be installed near the shower pod, the family change courtyard and at the end of the toddler pool for use by all. 

Access to Group Exercise room and Occasional Day Care

The usual entrance to the Group Exercise and Occasional Day Care rooms are now closed to the public for works in this space.

The temporary entrance to the Group Exercise and Occasional Day Care rooms is through the park side, via the grassed area of the pool. Temporary fencing has been installed in the park from the current fence to the temporary entrance. Access is via a gate that will be open until classes are complete. Signage has been installed to direct access.

Fact sheets

Fact sheet - FSP change room refurbishment stage 2 update - November 2017

Fact sheet - FSP change room refurbishment stage 2 update - October 2017

Fact sheet - FSP change room refurbishment stage 2 - July 2017

Fact sheet - FSP change room refurbishment stage 1 and 2 update - June 2017

Fact sheet - FSP change room refurbishment stage 1 update - May 2017

Fact sheet - FSP change room refurbishment stage 1 Jan 2017

Contact

We value your questions, comments and feedback about the upgrades and encourage you to fill out a customer feedback form, send us an email or chat to our friendly staff.

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