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A $35,000 investment to the Gundagai Swimming Pool, will see a reduction in running costs and water usage this season.

The local pool has undergone further improvements in the off season this year, with upgrades completed on damaged pipes that will see leakage problems solved. The work included a new stainless-steel pipe installed in the balance tank, replacing a galvanised pipe. The stainless pipe should never need replacing as it will not rust or corrode. A new compressor for the sand filters has been installed along with repairs to the expansion joint replacement on the pools surface.

The funds used to carry out the work are part of the NSW State Governments Stronger Country Communities Fund Round 2 grant program and were allocated to include the installation of the all access ramp constructed last year.

Contractors were putting the finishing touches to the expansion joint replacement this week, with the refilling of the pool in time for the 2020/21 swimming season to take place over the next few weeks.

Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke said she was pleased the support had been made available by the NSW Government.

“These upgrades are an investment in the Gundagai community, and they mean the Gundagai Swimming Pool will be enjoyed for generations. It is also great news that it is ready in time for summer,” Ms Cooke said.

CGRC Mayor Cr Abb McAlister said the project will see cost saving benefits for Council.

“These upgrades will see reduced water usage and running costs at the pool, along with the other improvements, shade sails, the all access ramp and playground equipment, the Gundagai Pool will be a great place to gather in the summer months,” Cr McAlister said.

The pool is due to open in November.

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Contractors applying the finishing touches to the expansion joint replacement at Gundagai Pool.