Commitment to undertake hydrotherapy pool study

Published on 14 May 2019

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A push by the Tea Gardens community to progress the concept of a hydrotherapy pool for the town has been heard by MidCoast Council.

At last week’s well attended Council Community Conversation in Tea Gardens, the issue was clearly identified as a priority for the area.

Council’s Director of Community Spaces and Services, Paul De Szell, gave a commitment to the community at the conversation that a feasibility study would be done to determine options and costings for a hydrotherapy pool.

“Preparation of a feasibility study is the first step in a process that will hopefully see a hydrotherapy pool built in Tea Gardens,” Mr De Szell said

“We gave a commitment that if it was identified as a community priority during our discussions we would investigate the proposal.”

Mr De Szell said there was not a firm timeline on how long this study would take at this point in time, and explained any decision to invest what would be significant funds into the project would have to be a decision of the elected Councillors.

“What we can do at this stage is to prepare a feasibility study, look at the indicative costs, and then take it to the elected Council to determine if there is a desire to progress the project.”