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First sod turn for Stage 1 of the North Bellarine Aquatic Centre

16th May, 2022

The first sod has been turned on Stage 1 of the North Bellarine Aquatic Centre. The City of Greater Geelong awarded Kane Constructions Stage 1 of the North Bellarine Aquatic and Leisure Centre in quarter one of 2022.

Designed by Mantric Architecture, this world-class aquatic facility includes a new 50-meter eight-lane outdoor heated pool, all ability change facilities, an entry pavilion, a kiosk and significant civil and landscaping works.

The new centre is a significant milestone for the North Bellarine community, as residents currently travel to Geelong to access aquatic facilities. The pool is due to open next year.

Mayor Stephanie Asher said “Kane is an experienced contractor… we’re thrilled that construction can get underway in 2022…Kane will use local subcontractors and source a large proportion of goods and services through local businesses.”

Senator Sarah Henderson said: “Kane Constructions will employ 60 people over the life of the project with many staff, subcontractors and suppliers residing within the Bellarine Peninsula, a wonderful boost for local jobs.”

Kane Constructions Director, Geoff Purcell, said Kane is proud to be awarded the contract.

“We are thrilled to be selected to deliver this important facility for the Bellarine community. Many of our staff, subcontractors, and suppliers reside within the Bellarine Peninsula and are looking forward to constructing the new Aquatic Centre and becoming end users.”

Top image: Project Manager Ben Palmer, Director of Community Life Robyn Stevens, Cr Jim Mason - Bellarine Ward, Cr Trent Sullivan - Deputy Mayor, Senator Sarah Henderson, local community member Kirsty Brown and Kane Constructions Project Director Sam Birdseye

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