Hy­drother­apy pool is now get­ting closer for Cam­paspe Shire

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A HY­DROTHER­APY pool is a step closer to be­com­ing a re­al­ity in the Cam­paspe Shire.

The coun­cil voted in favour of the Cam­paspe Hy­drother­apy Fa­cil­ity Fea­si­bil­ity Study which was pre­pared by an in­de­pen­dent con­trac­tor.

Al­though coun­cil has sup­ported the re­port, they are not com­mit­ting to build­ing one.

The re­port said re­ceiv­ing the study as fi­nalised recog­nised the lim­i­ta­tions of the re­port as well as the ca­pac­ity for coun­cil to act on th­ese find­ings.

‘‘While a hy­drother­apy fa­cil­ity is fea­si­ble and would pro­duce ben­e­fits to the com­mu­nity there would be a sub­stan­tial fi­nan­cial out­lay re­quired (in the vicin­ity of $3 mil­lion),’’ the of­fi­cers re­port said.

But de­spite some coun­cil­lors vot­ing against the mo­tion Cr Wil­son said it was a long time com­ing.

‘‘It is a very im­por­tant item to get to the con­clu­sion of and the way for­ward now is to find a com­pany who is will­ing to meet the cri­te­ria, which one of the ma­jor ones is to put some coin on the ta­ble,’’ he said.

The coun­cil voted to sup­port the prin­ci­ple ben­e­fits pro­vided by a hy­drother­apy fa­cil­ity, con­sider the pro­vi­sion of a fa­cil­ity as part of any fu­ture aquatic fa­cil­ity de­vel­op­ment, work with other gov­ern­ment and pri­vate par­ties to ex­plore fund­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties or part­ner­ships and in­ves­ti­gate trans­port op­tions to ex­ist­ing fa­cil­i­ties in lieu of any ser­vice pro­vi­sion for vul­ner­a­ble res­i­dents.

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