Final Day: Sample Letter for Family and Friends

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 Carss Park Pool must stay at Carss Park!

Make sure the Subject of your email or letter clearly states it is a “Submission for the Draft Open Space, Recreation and Community Facilities Strategy”,
and that it’s addressed to The General Manager.

Please send your submissions to:
Online:        Your Say Georges River  OR
Email:  OR
Mail:            Georges River Council, PO Box 205 Hurstville BC 1481

Georges River Council (GRC) has not determined whether the petition not to close Carss Park Pool will be considered as one submission or whether each person who has signed the petition will be counted separately. To ensure your opinion matters, please send an email to before Sunday 7th April objecting to the closure of the pool and asking for it to be redeveloped, as it is an important community and historical asset. The email only has to be a few lines.

Please ask family members, neighbours and friends – even children – to email their objection as well.

I have copied below the text of a friend’s email that was sent to GRC; please feel free to use it or adapt / edit as you see fit, and to forward this email to anyone who may be willing to help. People do not have to live in the area to support keeping the pool open.

Further ideas can be found here;

Thank you in advance for your support.

To The General Manager, Georges River Council
Submission on the Draft Open Space, Recreation and Community Facilities Strategy
I am writing to you to object to the closure of the Kogarah War Memorial Olympic Swimming Pool and Gym at Carss Park. The pool is of historical significance to the area and provides a wonderful outdoor community facility that has been allowed to fall into a state of disrepair.
I strongly urge the council not only to keep the pool open, but to renovate and develop it and the surrounding area to state-of-the art and Olympic swimming standards, thus preserving its historical place and keeping it as a much-needed community asset for current and future generations.
I would like to add that the pool should not be moved – Its current at location at the Carss Park site is ideal.
Yours sincerely


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