New splash pad for Mt Beauty

Myrtleford Times - - Letters To The Editor -

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 info@alpineshire.vic.gov.au.

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.

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