10 August 2021
Important new upgrades to the Stanthorpe Fitness Centre’s water supply infrastructure will provide the facility with increased fire safety and response capacity.
Commencing on 12 August 2021, works will improve water supply flow and pressure to new fire hydrants that will solely service the fitness centre and swimming pool buildings.
A Council spokesperson said they had consulted closely with engineers and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) to identify areas for improvement and work with the parameters of the project.
“Council has taken the advice from QFES and reviewed all options to ensure the best and safest outcome to increase the water supply capacity of the Stanthorpe Fitness Centre,” the spokesperson said.
“A new fire pump shed and water tanks will be installed in the Talc Street carpark area which was deemed the most suitable and appropriate location.
“Unfortunately, we will have to remove a Casuarina tree in this area to accommodate the new structures as works will compromise the tree’s root zone, making it dangerous and unstable.
“The Stanthorpe Fitness Centre offers a dynamic and vibrant environment for the local community to interact, connect and exercise and Council is committed to ensuring this facility meets the needs of its members, now and in the future.
“Council thanks the community for its cooperation during the construction period.”
Signage will be installed and traffic management measures in place to ensure safe public access to the fitness centre.
All works inside the swimming pool compound are expected to be completed before the opening of the summer swimming season on 1 October 2021. Works in the carpark will continue until the end of November 2021, weather permitting.
Council will landscape the developed area with suitable plants at the completion of the project.