West Wallsend Swim Centre set to receive multi-million dollar makeover

READY FOR RENEWAL: West Wallsend Indoor Swimming Club members Emirah Taape, 6, Zack Price, 5, and brother Cooper, 8, Charlie Hawke, 11, and Jacob Sansom, 15.

READY FOR RENEWAL: West Wallsend Indoor Swimming Club members Emirah Taape, 6, Zack Price, 5, and brother Cooper, 8, Charlie Hawke, 11, and Jacob Sansom, 15.

WEST Wallsend Swim Centre will receive a $2.4 million makeover during the next six months.

Lake Macquarie council has secured a tender to renovate the pool and its centre, which will be closed from July 28 to mid-December.

Water filtration, heating and sanitisation systems will be replaced and the centre will be redesigned and retiled, with a canteen added.

West Wallsend Indoor Swimming Club's headquarters will also be transformed.

The clubhouse will be turned into a multi-purpose room for community use, while the club will keep its kitchen and office.

The club will still have access to the room, which it uses occasionally to host carnival officials.

Club secretary of 20 years Lee Bendeich said she was happy to share the clubhouse because the council had consulted the club's committee. Mrs Bendeich hoped the revamp would benefit the club in more ways than one.

With 37 members, the club has shrunk considerably since it was established in 1978 with 200 members.

"We're hoping the makeover will attract new members from the growing outer suburbs like Cameron Park and the West Wallsend subdivision."

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