Prairiewood Leisure Centre gets new roof

Published Friday, 21st July 2017

PLC roof

The Fairfield City community can be assured that their community assets continue to be well maintained by Council with the replacement of the roof at Prairiewood Leisure Centre.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said Council invested $1.3 million to replace the roof.

“Fairfield City Council looks after community assets well and has a robust and responsible strategy to renew assets at the right time,” Mayor Frank Carbone said. 

“Council’s strategy ensures our assets remain in a fit state without the need for more expensive repairs later, but also ensures Council does not spend money before there is a need.

“The roof at Prairiewood Leisure Centre has been there for 23 years and was due for replacement.

“Works were undertaken in the colder months to lessen the impact on users. We also covered the outdoor heated pool with a temporary tent structure so patrons could continue to use the swimming facilities.

“The temporary tent measure meant the valuable Learn to Swim, rehabilitation and other programs could continue uninterrupted.”

Works included replacing the roof’s metal support structure, roof sheets and skylights, painting, replacing fire hose reels, electrical wiring and lighting and waterproofing and sealing.

“Prairiewood Leisure Centre will look fantastic,” Mayor Carbone said.

“These works ensure the centre remains in top condition and saves ratepayers’ money over the long term.”