Heat How­long pool in­stead

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE -

I have re­cently be­come aware of the news that the Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil has de­cided to pro­ceed with the con­struc­tion of a 50 me­tre out­door swim­ming pool in Corowa.

De­bate con­tin­ues to rage re­gard­ing this op­tion with a num­ber of peo­ple be­liev­ing that a 25 me­tre in­door heated pool is the best op­tion.

What has dis­ap­pointed me is that all ar­gu­ments pre­sented by both sides have looked at this from a Corowa town per­spec­tive only.

I be­lieve it is im­per­a­tive that both op­tions ex­ist for the use of res­i­dents.

Here is my pro­posal Firstly that coun­cil pro­ceed with the con­struc­tion of the 50 me­tre out­door pool in Corowa.

Sec­ondly that coun­cil then work to­wards cov­er­ing and heat­ing the How­long 25 me­tre pool to pro­vide the de­sired all year round fa­cil­ity.

The ma­jor ben­e­fits of this pro­posal should be ob­vi­ous to most ob­servers.

The re­duced cap­i­tal costs in get­ting such a fa­cil­ity up and run­ning are ob­vi­ous.

The re­duced travel dis­tance for both Corowa and How­long res­i­dents, es­pe­cially older res­i­dents are self-ev­i­dent.

And also the cur­rent bus timetable is much more suit­able for peo­ple trav­el­ling from Corowa to How­long and re­turn then it is for peo­ple trav­el­ling the re­verse di­rec­tion.

I think it is time for all con­cerned to look a lit­tle fur­ther than the Corowa town bound­ary and give my pro­posal se­ri­ous con­sid­er­a­tion. Yours truly,

Mick Gar­diner

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