50 metre pool, splash park OK

Some public still not happy with the decision
WATER WORLD: An artist’s impression of the Mountains and Valleys theme for the Mitchell Avenue Splash Park.

A 50-METRE outdoor pool will be built at Wangaratta’s Barr Reserve pending half the $12.85m price tag being picked up by state and federal funding.

Council this week decided that the much debated plan to close Yarrunga and Olympic pools and build the 50m outdoor pool and hydrotherapy pool at the Wangaratta Indoor Sports and Aquatic Centre (WISAC) will go ahead.

An amendment to the initial aquatic plan will also bring about the development of a toddlers/wading outdoor pool to be co-located at WISAC.

The Yarrunga pool will not be closed until such a time that the construction of a splash park at Mitchell Avenue is completed.

Public consultation about the preferred theme of the splash park is open until May 1.

Another of the adopted recommendations was to close the Olympic pool site upon the completion of the new 50m outdoor pool at WISAC.

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