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Public Meeting on the Future of Recreation in Nangwarry

14 June 2016

Over the past month, Council has been seeking ideas from the community for recreation facilities that could be used all year round in Nangwarry as an alternative to the swimming pool. 

“We have had a great response to the survey and look forward to presenting the results at the community meeting next week,” said Mayor Peter Gandolfi.  “There have been some innovative ideas put forward, such as a nature play area, flying fox and rock climbing wall.”

A community meeting will be held on Thursday, June 23 at 6.30pm at the Nangwarry Forestry and Logging Museum to discuss the results of the survey and the next steps.  Residents and ratepayers are encouraged to attend.

Over the past two seasons, there have been very low numbers using the Nangwarry Pool, even on hot days.  Council spends approximately $100,000 to operate the pool each swimming season.  The facility is aging and will require a significant investment in the order of $300,000 to bring the facility up to an appropriate standard and address serious safety issues such as the floor of both pools and chlorine storage. 

The survey sought to understand whether there is support for this upgrade and the associated cost to the ratepayer, or whether the facility should be replaced with an alternative recreation facility that could be used all year round.

The results of the community consultation will be considered by Council.


For further information please contact:

Peter Halton, Director Engineering Services
Email:                     peh@wattlerange.sa.gov.au
Telephone:              (08) 8733 0901 or 0439 283 918




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