On Tuesday 23rd July 2019, Georges River Council announced the CLOSURE of Kogarah War Memorial Olympic Pool at Carss Park indefinitely. The pool was drained immediately, and it was announced that it would not reopen on 4 August 2019 as previously advised, due to leakage and river pollution concerns. The council has previously broadcast that … Continue reading Media Coverage of Carss Park Pool Closure, and Information Session Venue Change
Pool Maintenance! Closed indefinitely ! Suddenly, Georges River Council announced, on 23rd July 2019, that the pool, closed for maintenance, would now close permanently. The pool is to be drained of water, post haste. The GRC (Georges River Council) has attributed the blame for the closure on the EPA dictating the closure due to a … Continue reading Pool closed, for ever!
Hello All **Action Required before 13 May** This is a real threat to our democratic right to speak out! Georges River Council is trying to push through a new code, which will restrict the public from voicing community concerns to Councillors. The Code is currently a DRAFT. We need to oppose it now. If this … Continue reading Right to Speak Under Threat – Write to Council before 13 May
The submission period for Georges River Council's Draft Open Space, Recreation and Community Facilities Strategy ends this Sunday 7th April, at midnight. Let's get family and friends to get their submissions in to say: "We must maintain the current site for the history, the open-space, for the community and for the next generation !" We must state strongly that … Continue reading Final Day: Sample Letter for Family and Friends
WARNING: The council want to move Carss Park Pool next to JUBILEE STADIUM. PLEASE OPPOSE THIS NOW, even if you have already written to council. IT MAY APPEAR THAT WE HAVE SAVED CARSS PARK POOL'S EXISTENCE, BUT WE ALSO NEED TO KEEP IT WHERE IT IS. If you still need guidance to write your response … Continue reading Jubilee Stadium is No Place for the Pool
We presented over 10,700 signatures (the total of our online and paper petitions) at Georges River Council’s March Monthly Meeting on Monday night in front of a large crowd of supporters; an OUTSTANDING achievement ! Jessica Iuliano of Save Carss Park Pool Campaign Team spoke and presented the petition, including drawings by infants students from […]
OUR "SAVE CARSS PARK POOL" PETITION WILL BE PRESENTED TO COUNCIL ON MONDAY 25th March - BE THERE TO SUPPORT CARSS PARK POOL We have now gathered over 10,000 petition signatures in total; over 5,600 online and the rest on paper. This is a FANTASTIC achievement ! Heartfelt thanks to everyone. Come along and join … Continue reading 10,000 Petition Signatures to be Presented to Council this Monday 25th March
The submission deadline for feedback on Council’s draft Open Space, Recreation and Community Facilities Strategy has been extended to midnight on Sunday 7th April. This news was announced this evening on the Georges River Council's Facebook page, and can be verified by visiting their website; https://yoursay.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/your-input-needed-open-space-recreation-and-community-facilities-strategy The announcement today (19-02-2019) comes only 10 days before … Continue reading Consultation Period Extended to April!
Time is running out 7th April**, submissions close If you've been thinking and meaning to write to the Georges River Council about their Draft Open Space, Recreation and Community Facilities Strategy. Maybe making a submission sounds hard. Maybe trying to decide the perfect wording to impress the council, worries you in the night. Well, time … Continue reading Now Is The Time, Write Today!
Why is the pool called "Kogarah War Memorial Olympic Swimming Pool"? Below is a chapter from Beverley Earnshaw's book titled "Carss Park". Beverley has agreed to the publication of Chapter 14 of her book. Published in 2009 by Kogarah Historical Society Inc. Chapter 14 Kogarah War Memorial Olympic Pool After 30 years of swimming in … Continue reading Building the Kogarah War Memorial Swimming Pool (1966)
What a wonderful turn-out we had to our Rally to Save Carss Park Pool on Saturday 19th January 2019! Over 200 local residents, pool swimmers and gym members attended. The audience heard speeches from spokespeople from the Save Carss Park Pool team, Dick Caine, Chris Minns MP (Labor Member for Kogarah), Mark Coure MP (Liberal … Continue reading Rally a Huge Success!
3pm today Come to the Rally at Carss Park Pool Help save Carss Park Pool, the Kogarah War Memorial Pool Hear Chris Minns (Kogarah State MP) Mark Coure (Oatley State MP) Dick Caine (legendary swimming coach) speak about what the pool means to them and ask them your questions. Council swimming pools are important … Continue reading Rally Update – 19th Jan 2019
Our local State Member for Kogarah Chris Minns will be at Carss Park Pool on SATURDAY 19TH JANUARY AT 3.00 PM. He is interested in how the community feels about the potential closure and demolition of Kogarah War Memorial Olympic Pool by Georges River Council. Now is your opportunity to tell him how you feel … Continue reading Rally to Save Carss Park Pool
Yesterday The Sun-Herald ran an article about the threatened (or already concluded) closure of many of Sydney's council pools, focussing mainly on Lane Cove Pool and Parramatta Pool. The article explored the inability of various councils to cope with the costs of running an aquatic centre. "Pools struggle to stay afloat as cost rise", Jacob Saulwick, City … Continue reading Sydney’s Pool Closures in the Media: We’re Going Live on Radio!
NRASC (North Ramsgate Amateur Swimming Club) members want to 'Save Carss Park Pool', 'The Kogarah War Memorial Swimming Pool' at Carss Park 2221, and are very keen to maintain their use of the local swimming centre. Here is a message of support from the NRASC: "The Kogarah War Memorial Swimming Pool, Carss Park has been the … Continue reading NRASC at Carss Park Pool, Carss Park 2221
Georges River Council is currently considering the long-term future of Carss Park Pool and Gym. The council's analysis and recommendations for Carss Park Pool are included in the council's Draft Open Space, Recreation and Community Facilities Strategy. Unfortunately, two of the council's recommendations are to close the pool or to relocate the pool. Alternatively the pool could be … Continue reading The Community Consultation Period Has Commenced !
In mid-November 2018 the Community and Culture Standing Committee of the Georges River Council considered the recommendation to approve the release of the draft Open Space Strategy report for public exhibition and comment on December 3rd 2018. We took the opportunity to speak about Carss Park Pool as one of those open spaces. One of … Continue reading Carss Park Pool on the Council Agenda
We first heard that the Georges River Council were considering changes to Carss Park Pool earlier this year (2018). Since then developments have indicated that most of the council doesn't want to keep the pool (possibly covering it with a car park), or they want to put it in a different location, or convert this … Continue reading The Journey Begins