College to open aquatic precinct

Published 8:00am 9 August 2022

College to open aquatic precinct
Words by Kylie Knight

The Lakes College at North Lakes will officially open the first stage of its $2 million aquatic precinct later this month.

Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth will do the honours during a ceremony on August 27.

A new swimming pool completes stage one of the aquatic precinct.

Stage two has been approved and will include a shaded, elevated grandstand adjacent to the outdoor pool and an indoor, heated, learn-to-swim facility on the other side of the existing pool with direct access from the college carpark.

The facility will include an outdoor eight-lane, 25m heated pool with ramp access, an amenities area with changerooms, showers and bathrooms.

There is also a Person With Disability facility onsite plus offices, a kiosk, and storage rooms.

The Lakes College Principal Nicole Gregory describes the opening as a significant chapter in the history of the college and community.

“North Lakes is one of the fastest growing areas in Queensland and this development is a great opportunity to grow our partnership with the local community,” she says.

“Our new aquatic precinct will benefit our students and the wider community in many ways. The Lakes College Swim Club has been launched for all members of the community to join, whether a student at the College or a member of the local community.

“Swimming pools and beaches are such a large part of the Queensland lifestyle, so ensuring our young people can swim competently and safely is a must for all families.

“We pride ourselves at The Lakes College on our unique approach to deliver innovative learning facilities that nurture individual strengths and provide opportunities for growth and learning.

“We strive to provide the best possible services, resources and partnerships to our entire community and this new facility will help us achieve that.

“From The Lakes College community, I thank the Commonwealth Government for its generous contribution, and the partnership it has shared with us in developing our new facility.”

College to open aquatic precinct

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