Pool going at summer’s end

Yarrunga closure, splash park built next year, says plan

SHUTTING down Yarrunga pool and replacing it with a splash park would be the highest priority under council’s $12.85m aquatic plan.

And the community may yet be asked to chip in for the development.

The plan, which was presented to administrators at last night’s council meeting, lists the decommissioning of Yarrunga pool as part of stage one.

Under the plan the pool would have just one more summer in action, before being decommissioned in March next year, ahead of the opening of the Mitchell Avenue Splash Park in November next year.

The project is expected to have a net cost of $200,000, once the pool site is sold.

Building a new 50m pool and hydrotherapy pool at the Wangaratta Indoor Sports and Aquatic Centre (WISAC) is expected to take longer, however, with the facilities set to open in November 2017 if the plan comes to fruition.

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