Georges River Council have put on public exhibition the Draft Regional Aquatic Site Suitability and Feasibility Study. Submissions close on 28th Feb 2020. We need as many people as possible in the community to write submissions to the Council telling them the community want Carss Park Pool rebuilt on the current site. Send submissions to … Continue reading DRAFT REGIONAL AQUATIC SITE SUITABILITY AND FEASIBILITY STUDY – PLEASE WRITE SUBMISSIONS
Thank you to Sam Elmir - Councillor for Blakehurst Ward - Georges River Council who made an amendment to a ‘receive and note’ update report on the Regional Aquatic Facility Study at Monday’s Asset & Infrastructure Committee Meeting. The recommendation from Council administrative staff did not even include the word Carss Park in the recommendation. … Continue reading
Photo Shoot 8am Thursday 14th Nov with Chris Minns MP
State Member for Kogarah Chris Minns MP has called a Photo Call at 8am this Thursday, 14th November at Carss Park Pool, to try to get some media attention and focus back on the pool. If you can make it at short notice, it would be great to see many of you there.
Picnic for Carss Park Pool
You're invited to our picnic tomorrow, Saturday 14th September 2pm next to Carss Park Pool. BYO food, drinks, chairs, memories and CPP spirit. More information in this Leader article; https://www.theleader.com.au/story/6380926/community-picnic-for-carss-park-pool-supporters-to-reconnect/ Come along to reminisce and look forward. An album of photos of the pool, gym, change-rooms, gardens and surrounding park-lands, have been published here for … Continue reading Picnic for Carss Park Pool
Media Coverage of Carss Park Pool Closure, and Information Session Venue Change
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
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
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
The Journey Begins
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