Stockton Swimming Centre closed for emergency maintenance.

A routine inspection at Stockton Swimming Centre ahead of the upcoming summer season has uncovered a maintenance issue at the facility which requires emergency repair work.

Repair works will take a number of weeks, meaning that Stockton Swimming Centre is unable to reopen as scheduled on 28 September.

Unrelated, City of Newcastle is undertaking safety improvements and rebuilding the Lexie’s access way at Stockton Beach, with works expected to be complete in time for the upcoming school holidays.

The emergency works at the Swimming Centre, which relate to a blockage in the reticulation system, have already commenced, with the Centre expected to reopen mid-October.