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

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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

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

Now Is The Time, Write Today!

Time is running out 7th April**, submissions close If you've been thinking and meaning to write to the Georges River Council about their Draft Open Space, Recreation and Community Facilities Strategy. Maybe making a submission sounds hard. Maybe trying to decide the perfect wording to impress the council, worries you in the night. Well, time … Continue reading Now Is The Time, Write Today!

Building the Kogarah War Memorial Swimming Pool (1966)

Why is the pool called "Kogarah War Memorial Olympic Swimming Pool"? Below is a chapter from Beverley Earnshaw's book titled "Carss Park". Beverley has agreed to the publication of Chapter 14 of her book. Published in 2009 by Kogarah Historical Society Inc. Chapter 14 Kogarah War Memorial Olympic Pool After 30 years of swimming in … Continue reading Building the Kogarah War Memorial Swimming Pool (1966)

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 Update – 19th Jan 2019

3pm today Come to the Rally at Carss Park Pool   Help save Carss Park Pool, the Kogarah War Memorial Pool Hear Chris Minns (Kogarah State MP) Mark Coure (Oatley State MP) Dick Caine (legendary swimming coach) speak about what the pool means to them and ask them your questions. Council swimming pools are important … Continue reading Rally Update – 19th Jan 2019

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!

NRASC at Carss Park Pool, Carss Park 2221

NRASC (North Ramsgate Amateur Swimming Club) members want to 'Save Carss Park Pool', 'The Kogarah War Memorial Swimming Pool' at Carss Park 2221, and are very keen to maintain their use of the local swimming centre. Here is a message of support from the NRASC: "The Kogarah War Memorial Swimming Pool, Carss Park has been the … Continue reading NRASC at Carss Park Pool, Carss Park 2221

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 !