Emergency repairs and upgrades at East Maitland Aquatics Centre to cost nearly half a million dollars

East Maitland Aquatic Centre repair works

First opened back in 1977, East Maitland Aquatic Centre is approaching the end of its expected service life of 40 - 50 years.

Major issues began to present themselves at the start of 2022, with tile bed lifting in January prompting engineering investigations throughout the first half of the year, and multiple flooding events worsening conditions.

Engineering reports found structural failures were causing substantial water loss into the ground, with the tile bed ‘tenting’ throughout the pool and various compliance defects.

Now, repair works are underway at the pool and Council will keep the community informed on the progress of those works. 


  • $500,000

    Total project budget

  • 2 - 3 years

    Life span of repair works

  • 2023

    Expected reopening date

Progress updates