Community will have a say on Tuncurry pool site makeover
Published on 15 April 2019
MidCoast Council will engage with the community later this year to develop a plan for the Tuncurry pool site following feedback from the community that an improved water facility would meet the needs of a more diverse range of people.
The pool will reopen for the 2019 - 2020 swim season while Council holds conversations with community members and prepares detailed plans for a new water park to be constructed at the site.
Faced with the inevitable closure of the existing pool, Council undertook extensive community consultation in 2017 to establish the community’s views on alternatives to the current swimming pool which has attracted very low levels of usage for some years.
"The Tuncurry Pool was built in the early 1970s, and its continued usage is unsustainable, as it does not meet current safety and operational requirements," said Council's Manager of Community Spaces, Recreation and Trades, Mr Dan Aldridge.
"Council has now made the decision to close the pool after the 2019 - 2020 swim season."
The next step will be to undertake further community consultation to better understand community needs for the area and find out what the community would like to see at the site.
The 2017 consultation results showed a very strong and clear endorsement for the site to include a children's wet splash pool area, a facility that locals and visitors alike have called for, and not currently available in the Forster Tuncurry area.
"We're looking forward to planning the next stage of this site together with our community."