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19th November 2019

Big Improvements at Gundagai Swimming Pool

With the 2019/2020 Summer swimming season about to get underway, Gundagai residents and visitors are set to enjoy a host of improvements undertaken at the local swimming pool.

Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council mayor Cr Abb McAlister said there have been big improvements to the Gundagai Pool.

“Over the last two years the swimming pool has seen the installation of a secured playground, with soft fall matting and new swimming pool lane ropes that include six competition lane ropes and an additional four training lane ropes and an electric competition starter. These improvements were made possible with a grant from the NSW State Government’s Stronger Communities Fund to the Gundagai Amateur Swimming Club,” Cr McAlister said.

“Patrons were treated to the redevelopment of the gym area and the fitting of temperature controlled pool cover systems and the installation of shade sails last season,” Cr McAlister added.

The improvements to the pool continued over the off season with the installation of a zero depth entry ramp. The zero depth ramp will enable people of all ages and disabilities access to the Olympic Pool. CGRC has purchased a specialised wheel chair that will be available for those who need this type of access to the pool.

The Olympic Pool has also seen major structural work completed to restore the surface repairing long term water leakage problems. New tiling and ground rehabilitation has taken place.

A large shade sail has been purchased and is expected to be erected in December bringing further benefits for pool patrons. 

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the Stronger Communities Fund has allowed Council to undertake projects that improve and secure community assets. 

“These improvements to the Gundagai Pool enhance the experience for all pool users. The Stronger Communities Fund grants have allowed Council to undertake major projects such as the entry ramp to ensure the long term viability of the pool and future users,” Ms Cooke said.