100 YEARS OF SMILES

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TWO of Tara’s fam­ily favourite fa­cil­i­ties are set to re­ceive a facelift, with fund­ing ap­proved un­der Western Downs Re­gional Coun­cil Cap­i­tal Works bud­get this week.

Fol­low­ing Wed­nes­day’s or­di­nary meet­ing, the coun­cil will spend $350,000 to en­sure the safe op­er­a­tion of the pool for many years to come.

This will in­volve re­place­ment of the ex­ist­ing con­crete with a new sus­pended slab around the Olympic pool at the Tara Aquatic Cen­tre.

Over at the Tara Lagoon, the fo­cus will be on im­prov­ing and ex­tend­ing walk­ing trails, with a to­tal of $95,000 to re­design the trail and build a new land bridge.

Cur­rently, the walk­ing trail and con­crete con­course around the pool have de­te­ri­o­rated so the coun­cil is fix­ing these is­sues to make them both safer and more ac­ces­si­ble for all users.

❝ We want our fa­cil­i­ties in Tara to be fun, safe and ac­ces­si­ble for ev­ery­one to use. — Cr Ray Brown.

Coun­cil spokesper­son for fa­cil­i­ties Coun­cil­lor Ray Brown is ex­cited to pro­vide these im­prove­ments for the Tara com­mu­nity.

“We want our fa­cil­i­ties in Tara to be fun, safe and ac­ces­si­ble for ev­ery­one to use,” Cr Brown said.

“Our fa­cil­i­ties and modern in­fra­struc­ture play a big part in the great live­abil­ity of the Western Downs, so it's im­por­tant that we main­tain them.

“The safety of our com­mu­nity is al­ways the num­ber one pri­or­ity across our en­tire re­gion, so it’s good to see these projects up and run­ning.”

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