Memorial and Pioneer pools open earlier

Early bird swimmers are now able to complete their morning laps half-an-hour earlier at Memorial and Pioneer pools.

Council has changed weekday opening hours to 5.30am (previously 6am) to 7pm.

Weekend hours remain 8am to 5pm.

Recent community engagement around a new Aquatics Facilities Strategy received considerable feedback regarding the need for an extension of opening hours.

Swimmers’ feedback revealed many liked to swim in the mornings before work, especially in summer, and wanted to be able to access facilities earlier.

The 5.30am opening will also bring the Memorial and Pioneer pools in line with opening hours for the pools at the soon-to-be-opened new community sporting facility, the Mackay ARC.