New splash pad for Mt Beauty
POPULAR: A splash pad is set to replace the toodlers’ pool at Mt Beauty Swimming Pool.
ALPINE Shire Council is proposing to replace the toddlers’ pool at the Mt Beauty Swimming Pool with a new splash pad.
Director assets Will Jeremy said the existing toddlers’ pool requires significant work to bring it up to standard.
“We have seen how popular Bright’s Splash Park has been with small children, and have identified an opportunity through the project to upgrade Mt Beauty Pool to introduce a similar feature there,” he said.
“We believe this will broaden the range of attractions at the pool for small children.”
Mr Jeremy said young users will still have the opportunity to swim in the intermediate pool, which isn’t much deeper than the existing toddlers’ pool.
Alpine Shire Council is currently seeking community feedback on two different splash pad options to replace the toddlers’ pool.
Option 1 is a 50 square metre river themed splash pad incorporating a leaf race, ground sprays, an umbrella spray and a spouting platypus.
Option 2 is a 50 square metre traditional splash pad with ground sprays, umbrella sprays and a bucket dumper also with a spouting platypus.
Mr Jeremy said the splash pad is part of a number of upgrades taking place at the pool, which are aimed for completion by the start of the pool season.
“Other proposed upgrades include replacement of the tiles on the main and intermediate pools and repair and painting of the concrete concourse,” he said.
“Upgrades carried out last year included a new shade structure over the intermediate pool, a new shade structure at the deep end of the main pool and painting of the main and intermediate pools.”
The project is jointly funded by the Victorian State Government and Alpine Shire Council for a total value of $310,000.
Community members can indicate their preference by commenting on a post on council’s Facebook page or by emailing email@example.com.
The options can also be viewed on council’s major projects page, at the Mt Beauty Library and at Lakeview Children’s Centre.
Preferences and feedback will be received up until Sunday, July 30.