Over the past 12 months, Council has been working with the Nangwarry community to discuss options for the town’s pool. The pool is an ageing asset that would require significant investment in the pool surface and chlorine storage to enable it to be re-opened. At the request of the Nangwarry Community, in December 2016, it was resolved that Council:
'1. For public safety reasons, the Chief Executive Officer is directed not to open the Nangwarry Swimming Pool to the public for the remainder of the 2016/2017 Financial Year.
2. The question of the future of the Nangwarry Swimming Pool and associated facilities be deferred to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of May 2017 and that no demolition of the existing pool or associated facilities occur between the date of this resolution and that meeting.
3. The Chief Executive Officer and a community based working group explore what external funding opportunities exist to fund the repair, upgrade and ongoing operation of the Nangwarry Swimming Pool and associated facilities, including, but not limited to, Federal, State and/or philanthropic grants and that a report be prepared and presented to Council at Council’s Ordinary Meeting of May 2017 regarding the outcomes of those investigations.
4. Council consider, as part of its 2017/18 budget deliberations, the allocation of $250,000 for the purpose of community recreational facilities in the Nangwarry township, with a decision on such an allocation (if any) to be made at Council’s Ordinary Meeting of May 2017.'
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