A layout design has been prepared for the new Port Macquarie aquatic facility in readiness for community consultation.
The aquatic facility layout design is proposed to go on exhibition for community feedback, in a recommendation to go before Port Macquarie-Hastings Council.
A report will go before the council's meeting on Wednesday (May 19).
The preferred facility option includes an outdoor 50-metre pool, indoor program pool, outdoor water play, outdoor slides, cafe, gym/fitness area, program rooms and outdoor recreation areas for mixed use.
A council report said the options assessment process identified a demand-driven facility option best met the needs of our region's current and future population.
The council reconfirmed Macquarie Park as the as the preferred site for a new aquatic centre in September 2019.
In October 2020, the council engaged Co-op Studios to undertake a demand analysis, options assessment, concept design, business case and development application, the council report said.
The detailed demand analysis and options assessments resulted in the identification of a preferred facility option.
A recommendation proposes to place the Port Macquarie aquatic facility layout design on public exhibition to seek feedback from the community for a minimum of 28 days.
A new pool project has been a longstanding item for the council.
The council meeting begins at 5.30pm on Wednesday (May 19) at the council's Burrawan Street chambers and can also be watched on the council's YouTube channel.
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