Sydney’s Pool Closures in the Media: We’re Going Live on Radio!

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 Editor, p20, The Sun-Herald, Sunday January 6, 2019

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/with-another-pool-closed-sydney-s-councils-struggle-to-keep-city-cool-20190105-p50pqx.html

In response, this morning ABC Radio Sydney 702 discussed Sydney’s pool closure problem.  During the “Breakfast” segment, Josh Szeps interviewed Linda Scott (President of Local Government NSW since 2017);
https://www.abc.net.au/radio/sydney/programs/breakfast/breakfast/10686140
The radio interview starts at 2:38:40 approximately to 2:44:00 (about 8:55 am 7/1/2019)  in the audio file.

After we heard that ABC Radio was discussing Sydney’s pool closures, we sent a text to ABC Radio Sydney 702 about Carss Park Pool, and they’ve now invited us to be interviewed
at 6:20am
tomorrow morning, Tuesday 08-01-2019.

Kathryn Skelsey will be interviewed to represent the Save Carss Park Pool campaign, for about 7 minutes, live to air.

The ABC will reproduce snips of Kathryn’s interview again later in the morning,
at about 8:30-8:45am
during a larger review of the Sydney pools closure issue.

You are welcome to comment here about any points that you think Kathryn should particularly focus on during her interview.

The ABC may also be interviewing Dick Caine as part of this morning segment with Josh Szeps.

Maybe you can call in to make your comments too!

If you would like to try to call in tomorrow morning during ABC radio’s segment about Sydney’s pool closures, to add your comments about to your interest in Carss Park Pool and our campaign to save it, you can call them on
1300 222 702.

Please include our website or mention our Facebook page and Change.org petition if you can.

It’s a good opportunity to highlight the importance of pools for the community, despite the difficulties with costs.

And that if another pool is lost in Sydney, then it is even more important for the remaining ones to be retained.

If these articles are going to be published in the media, then the community also needs to have a voice to say what they want.

Tomorrow’s interview and discussions should be available via the ABC website and app too afterwards.

Thanks to Greg Martyn for his heads up in the first place about ABC radio’s coverage of this important issue.  Thanks to the rest of the Save Carss Park Pool team for their support.

#savecarssparkpool      #savekogarahwarmemorialolympicswimmingpool

 

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