Better access at Lake Bolac pool
The elderly, pregnant women and people with injuries can easily access the water at Lake Bolac Pool after staff worked with a specialist manufacturer to design new steps for the pool’s unique shape.
In the 12 days after they were installed in mid-december, more than 700 people visited the pool, with the majority of swimmers constantly using the new steps.
Ararat Rural City Council chief executive Dr Tim Harrison said lifeguard Karen Mcintyre worked with Australian manufacturer Paramobility to design the steps especially for the pool, which was built in 1980.
“The Peter O’rorke Memorial Lake Bolac Pool was not built with steps and previously only had two narrow steel ladders, which made access difficult for many people,” Dr Harrison said.
“The steps are a welcome addition as now a whole new group of patrons can access the water more easily.”