Swimmers thrown in the deep end
TOWNSVILLE City Council is steadily withdrawing services to its residents. The pool at Kirwan High School is well worth keeping as a community facility as it provides a safe and well-managed facility for lap swimmers, swimming classes, families with small children and other people who use the pool for various reasons and don’t mind paying the small premium for that pleasure.
The pool that was at the Willows closed six or seven years ago, and swimmers from there moved to other pools, most to Kirwan.
The lagoon at Riverway has no measured and designated lanes for swimming.
The ‘‘ consultation’’ process conducted by the council at the time of developing Riverway failed to address the needs of swimmers displaced from the Willows.
This next chapter in public pool service withdrawal reeks of penny pinching and arrogance.
I do not think this decision is being made by wise decision makers, but by a group of elected representatives that has lost touch of their goals of leading this city’s citizens to a healthy and safe future.
The use of the term ‘‘ public swimming facility’’ by Mr Lyons is neglecting the options of many of
I WONDER if the supporters of Anderson Park are aware that Cr ‘‘ Less’’ has not only carved off a