A report to councillors at Monday’s meeting said the latest blowout to the completion date was due to “ongoing design and construction issues across the project”.
“Council’s design consultant and construction contractor have been working to resolve this issue. The exact extent of this delay is currently being quantified.”
The pool has been plagued by delays, with the final cost projected to be $89 million.
A spokesman for Icon, the company contracted to renovate the pool, told the Sydney Morning Herald that council had “full responsibility” for the design of the project.
“He [the spokesman] said the design documentation for the project had been incomplete when Icon won the contract and this had led to “extensive delays and numerous variations, which have created substantial additional costs on the project,” the Herald reported.
“North Sydney Council is in receipt of a number of claims, including in relation to delays and escalation.”
North Sydney Pool first opened in 1936.
The council said its budget for the pool remained $86 million, however, a review by consultants PwC predicted that the final cost would be at least $89 million – $31 million more than the original estimate.
Baker said the council-appointed external project managers had been reviewing multiple requests for contract variations, mostly related to time extensions and construction costs, for the revamp.