New Hall for Rainbow Beach
It may have taken three decades for Rainbow Beach to get its own hall but the final result was worth the wait.
"I think it's the most amazing thing to happen to Rainbow Beach for a long time," she said. Ms Brosnan is the hall's new president.
In her speech she explained the process to get the community centre, which included a new library, started in the early 80s. "I'm just so proud to have it finally up and running," she said.
The $2million dollar project was promised by Gympie Region Mayor Ron Dyne.
"He just scraped in," Ms Brosnan said. "He promised he'd have it done in his first term and I have never lacked confidence he would do it."
Cr Dyne said the community had campaigned hard for the project and was rewarded with a state-of-the-art facility.
Ready to make a splash
The increasingly finished-looking Rainbow Beach aquatic centre will soon be ready for its official opening. The water is in, turf laid… and we are told by Mr Rick Modin from the Sports Club that it will be open mid March. The centre will feature a 10-lane Olympic training pool, with plans for a spa, gymnasium and secondary pool and facilities, including a children’s aquatic playground.
Aquatic centre facts
- Cost - $2 million plus
- Construction jobs - 20
- Permanent jobs - six
- Funding - federal government plus club and community contributions and council in-kind assistance
- Purpose - state-of-the-art aquatic centre, sport and recreation facility, learn-to-swim and life saving activities
- Depth - 1.4m to 2m
- Features - children's aquatic playground, gymnasium, wheelchair access