AFTER originally hoping to have the upgrade of the Leeton pool completed before this year, work will finally begin to completely makeover the precinct.
The pool will close for the season on March 3 through until at least December while construction work takes place.
The project will expand the existing eight lanes to 10 lanes and adding a full disabled ramp access and wet deck.
The learn to swim area will be transformed with one pool replacing the existing two children's pools and multiple water toys will also be supplied as part of the learn to swim area.
A nine-metre tower supporting two enclosed and open water slides will also be installed at the site.
Leeton Shire Council mayor Paul Maytom was pleased the work would soon be getting started.
"Council took time to invite and carefully consider the community's ideas for the rejuvenation of the Leeton swimming pool before commissioning a design plan for the precinct," he said.
"Once that was consulted on and agreed to, council embarked on an ambitious fundraising campaign.
"Many hours were put into grant applications and advocacy to the state government to get project funding over the line.
"I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all involved for their persistence and hard work which strengthens Leeton's position as the regional centre for swimming competitions."
Council was able to secure a $3 million grant from the NSW government for the project.
Residents will be advised later in the year when the project is due for completion and the open for use.