$1m to main­tain pool

Mayor Dempsey sup­ports our hy­drothe­r­a­phy fa­cil­ity

Isis Town and Country - - News -

MAYOR Jack Dempsey has sup­ported the an­nounce­ment by Mem­ber for Hin­kler Keith Pitt of a $300,000 com­mit­ment to­wards a hy­drother­apy pool for Childers.

The mayor re­in­forced Mr Pitt’s com­ments that the pool would be a ben­e­fi­cial ad­di­tion to ther­a­peu­tic ser­vices, which Childers res­i­dents cur­rently had to seek out­side of their com­mu­nity.

Cr Dempsey said while the an­nounce­ment was a wel­come con­tri­bu­tion to­wards a hy­drother­apy pool, the to­tal cost of pro­vid­ing and main­tain­ing the fa­cil­ity could well be in ex­cess of $1 mil­lion.

“There is a lot of plan­ning needs to be un­der­taken to fully frame this project and my fel­low coun­cil­lors cer­tainly need to have full in­put into the pro­posal.

“It would be a tremen­dous op­por­tu­nity for a part­ner­ship ar­range­ment be­tween the State and Fed­eral gov­ern­ments and coun­cil in de­liv­er­ing a project that would pro­vide wide­spread ben­e­fits for the com­mu­nity.

“This is the type of project that could also lend it­self to en­ergy-sav­ing ini­tia­tives like util­is­ing so­lar power.

“Childers res­i­dents in the past have demon­strated a keen de­sire to have this fa­cil­ity avail­able,” said Cr Dempsey.

It has been a long process for the res­i­dents of Childers, with the wel­comed prom­ise for sup­port and money to sup­port the build.

BIG SPLASH: Mayor Jack Dempsey.

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