Right to Speak Under Threat – Write to Council before 13 May

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

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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 … Continue reading Final Day: Sample Letter for Family and Friends

Jubilee Stadium is No Place for the Pool

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

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 […]

10,000 Petition Signatures to be Presented to Council this Monday 25th March

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

Consultation Period Extended to April!

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!

Rally a Huge Success!

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!

Rally to Save Carss Park Pool

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

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

The Community Consultation Period Has Commenced !

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 !

Carss Park Pool on the Council Agenda

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