Cottesloe ocean pool gets my vote
I NOTED with interest your recent article regarding consideration of an ocean pool at Cottesloe as part of the Council’s deliberations over the current Foreshore study.
You may be interested to know that in addition to the North Cottesloe proposal there is another and more logical proposal for a truly world-class ocean pool at Cottesloe to address the safe swimming issue that the article highlights.
As a regular beach user I am also very conscious of the unfortunate change in beach culture to which Chris Shellabear refers and support the idea of a safe swimming facility at Perth’s premier beach.
The most suitable location for an ocean pool at Cottesloe is on the south side of the existing groyne at Cottesloe. This would be built on the existing stable limestone shelf which also forms the foundation for most of the existing groyne.
This location adjacent to the groyne provides ideal access from the beach and existing paths and does not impact at all on the cliffs of Mudurup Rocks.
This location is in a much more accessible and busier beach location than North Cottesloe, and can provide a dedicated pool for kids and recreational users as well as a 50m training pool.
Regular beach users will note that the proposed semi- circular kids’ pool at this groyne location is only metres away from the previous old kids’ pool which was highly popular in past years.
This proposal puts the pool at one with the ocean and right on the beachfront as part of the busiest used part of the beach, provides for the full range of users, and will provide a major attraction along the lines of the very best of the Sydney rock pools.
TREVOR SALEEBA, Subiaco.