Dive in and have your say!
Cessnock residents have the opportunity to weigh in on the establishment of a new Aquatic Centre for Cessnock with the draft Cessnock Aquatic Centre Feasibility and Design Report now on public exhibition for 60 days.
The draft Report details two options for the new aquatic facility comprising of a medium embellishment and high embellishment construction. The establishment of a new aquatic centre has been prompted by the recommendations of an Aquatics Needs Analysis completed by Council in 2014.
The new facility would include either a 50m indoor or outdoor pool, 25m indoor pool, warm water therapy, a learn to swim pool, a spa, sauna, leisure water and water play area. Both options also include car parking and club facilities such as meeting rooms.
Assessment of the facility options involved detailed financial modelling and funding over 15 years. Modelling within the draft Report shows it may be more cost effective to construct a new facility than to continue funding repairs and maintenance of the existing Cessnock pool.
Cessnock City Mayor Councillor Bob Pynsent said “I encourage community members to take a look at the plans and provide feedback over the exhibition period”.
“Regardless of which option the Council considers it is a very exciting and first rate proposal for the entire community”, Cr Pynsent said.
Council has endorsed Turner Park on Aberdare Road, Aberdare as the preferred site.
The public exhibition period closes on Friday 19 August 2016. All submissions are welcome.