The South Hedland Aquatic Centre will be closed for up to two months from the end of April after the vinyl liner in the 25m pool became detached from the concrete shell recently. Using the critical upgrade closure to complete other works, structural tile repairs will also be carried out on the 50m pool. The works are scheduled to commence on April 24 and are expected to take two months to be completed. Mayor Peter Carter said the council was committed to a new aquatics centre as part of the South Hedland Integrated Sports Hub development. “South Hedland Aquatic Centre is well utilised all-year-round by so many people in the Hedland community,” he said. “That’s why we are investing in both the pools to ensure they meet all health and safety requirements until such time as the new aquatic centre is built as part of the SHISH development. “The SHISH development will be a legacy piece of infrastructure for the Hedland community and one the Town is excited to be delivering.” Mayor Carter encourages regular users of the SHAC facilities to utilise the facilities at Gratwick Aquatic Centre in Port Hedland in the interim. From April 24, GAC’s opening hours will be extended for the benefit of its users to: 5am-7pm Monday-Thursday, 5am-6pm Fridays, 8am-6pm Saturdays and 10am-6pm on Sundays.