More con­cepts for Mt Beauty pool

Myrtleford Times - - News -

THE tod­dlers’ pool at Mt Beauty is set to be re­tained with Alpine Shire Council now seek­ing fur­ther com­mu­nity in­put re­gard­ing the pre­ferred op­tion for a new wa­ter play area at the venue.

In July, council pro­posed to re­place the tod­dlers’ pool with a new splash pad but it will now re­main and a sep­a­rate wa­ter play area will be added to pro­vide more fun for kids.

The ti­tles on all three pools will be re­placed in time for the start of the sea­son in Novem­ber and council’s di­rec­tor as­sets Will Jeremy said a new fea­ture will be in­stalled ad­ja­cent to the tod­dlers’ pool af­ter the sea­son fin­ishes early next year.

“We have been de­lighted by the re­sponse to our pre­vi­ous re­quest for feed­back from an en­gaged and pas­sion­ate com­mu­nity,” he said.

“We re­ceived a clear mes­sage that the tod­dlers’ pool is an im­por­tant as­set.

“We plan to re­fur­bish the pool ahead of the start of the pool sea­son in Novem­ber and de­velop a sep­a­rate wa­ter play area in time for the 2019 pool sea­son.

“We have been work­ing with the pre­ferred con­trac­tor to iden­tify achiev­able op­tions for a wa­ter play area lo­cated closely to the tod­dlers’ pool.”

Two con­cepts have been pre­pared, each with dif­fer­ent wa­ter play fea­tures which council would like to hear from the com­mu­nity on.

Mr Jeremy said council were also look­ing at re­mov­ing part of the shade over the tod­dlers’ pool to al­low more sun­light in to warm up the pool wa­ter.

A drop-in ses­sion will be held at the Mt Beauty Li­brary from 4-6pm next Wed­nes­day for com­mu­nity mem­bers to come along and dis­cuss the pool up­grade with council staff as well as pro­vide feed­back on the pro­posed wa­ter play op­tions.

The project has re­ceived fund­ing from Sport and Re­cre­ation Vic­to­ria, with the aim of in­creas­ing par­tic­i­pa­tion and us­age of the pool by the com­mu­nity.

Feed­back can be emailed to sub­mis­sions@alpineshire.vic. and will be re­ceived un­til Mon­day, Septem­ber 10.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please con­tact project of­fi­cer Simon Jones on 5755 0555.

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