New ameni­ties for Gin Gin pool

Ameni­ties block ready for lo­cal swim­mers

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - Jodie Dixon Jodie.Dixon@isistc­news.com.au

THE long-awaited new Gin Gin swim­ming pool ameni­ties block is set to thrill the res­i­dents and pa­trons who visit the new and im­proved fa­cil­i­ties of the pub­lic pool.

The old block was de­mol­ished sev­eral weeks ago, and with the years of plan­ning and de­sign, and the gen­er­ous do­na­tion of $300,000 from the Gin Gin Bendigo Com­mu­nity Bank, the dream be­came a re­al­ity.

Direc­tor of Gin Gin Com­mu­nity Bank Su­san Bengt­son said the bank did not keep its prof­its.

“As a com­mu­nity bank all our prof­its go back to the com­mu­nity,” she said.

“We have do­nated over $800,000 into com­mu­nity projects and we will con­tinue to sup­port com­mu­ni­ties in the re­gion.”

Proud of the com­mu­nity in which he works and lives, Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil­lor Wayne Honor said the devel­op­ment is well over due and the old block was in des­per­ate need of an up­grade.

The up­grades in­clude new male and fe­male bath­rooms with plenty of show­ers, toi­lets, par­ent change rooms in male and fe­male bath­rooms and a huge dis­abled ac­cess bath­room with new state of the art tap fit­tings and a ju­nior uri­nal for the young men in train­ing.

Ms Bengt­son said the new ameni­ties block was ex­cit­ing and thanked the coun­cil for its on­go­ing sup­port.

“The build­ing has been handed over and signed off, and ready for use,” she said.

A video of a walk through was posted on Gin Gin Com­mu­nity Bank Branch Face­book page last week.

It shows the women’s bath­room with three (free) hot wa­ter show­ers, four toi­lets and five change rooms.

It’s ex­cit­ing for the res­i­dents: as sum­mer ap­proaches fam­i­lies will be en­cour­aged to stay longer as the fa­cil­i­ties sup­port all fam­i­lies and age groups.

The un­cover kids pool has had some mi­nor re­pairs and main­te­nance and prom­ises to be a huge hit with the tod­dlers.

The large grassed area has plenty of shade and fam­i­lies are en­cour­age to spend the day.

Since the tod­dler pool was com­pleted, talks were be­ing held with the coun­cil to re­place the ameni­ties block as they were crack­ing apart and un­able to meet the de­mands of the growing com­mu­nity.

The pool is open Mon­day-Fri­day 9am-5pm, Satur­day 10am-5pm and Sun­day 11am-5pm.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion phone 0401 069 862.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXONBUN211016POOL

GIN GIN POOL: Gavin Steele, Su­san Bengt­son, Cr Wayne Honor and Bruce Green.

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