Fitzroy change room upgrade
Monday 15 January 2018
Construction of the on-deck showers are currently underway and will be completed in the coming weeks.
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
Improvement works to the male change room has been completed. These works included:
- floor levelling
- privacy screen modification
- an expansion of the island bench seat
- modified support structure of the ‘U’ shaped bench
- the accessible toilet/shower rails modified to enable appropriate operation of the shower seat
- lighting upgrades, and
- painting works.
Family and accessible change room works
Works to the family and accessible change rooms and construction of on-deck change boxes are now complete. Construction of the on-deck showers are underway and will be completed in the coming weeks.
Front entrance ramp development
Works on the redevelopment of the front entrance ramp are now complete. These included:
- replacement of entry steps with a compliant ramp
- installation of a steps at opposite entry point and a balustrade to the ramp and stairs.
New lockers have been installed at Fitzroy Swimming Pool as part of a separate project in December 2017.
The new lockers are RFID enabled with a simple and user friendly design. Members and visit pass holders press their RFID enabled membership card or RFID band at the individual locker reader allowing the locker to 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 are installed in the reception area for male patrons and in the female change room alcove for female patrons. Further banks of lockers have also been 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.
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.