Council UNANIMOUSLY support ongoing funding for Carss Park Pool in 2019/20

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 Kogarah Public School.  Mark Heathcote of Swimming NSW also spoke to support the pool.  Paula Mason tabled photos and sketches of her ideas for a redesigned pool.

Councillors took note and unanimously approved ongoing funding to keep Carss Park Pool operating for the 2019-20 swimming season, supporting a Notice of Motion presented with a great deal of passion by Cr Kathryn Landsberry.

Watch the council meeting live-to-air (25:05 – 53:30) here.

The successful result at the council meeting was reported in the online Leader, and even the Sydney Morning Herald the following Thursday!

Thank you to everyone who attended from the Carss Park Swimming Squads, Kogarah Bay Progress Association, North Ramsgate Amateur Swimming Club, and Water Dragons.

However, the future of our Pool still depends on the final version of the council’s draft Open Space, Recreation and Community Facilities Strategy, currently on exhibition until April 7th, which considers several options for the site (including moving the pool to Kogarah Park, beside Jubilee Stadium).

Your submissions are still urgently needed; the deadline is only 10 days away on Sunday 7th April. Please send your submissions now :

Email:    mail@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or
Mail:       Georges River Council, PO Box 205 Hurstville BC 1481 or
Online:
  see link below

https://yoursay.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/your-input-needed-open-space-recreation-and-community-facilities-strategy

Thank you for your ongoing support !

 

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