The findings of a Campaspe Shire survey, which asked residents about their ideas for improving swimming pool services across the shire, have been released.TRENT HORNEMAN December 20, 2012 4:23am
Campaspe Shire residents want their pools open for longer at a reduced cost.
The shire recently surveyed 10,000 residents about pools in the shire.
Campaspe Shire, which recently assumed control of Echuca War Memorial Aquatic Centre, operates eight public swimming pools in the district, at an annual cost of more than $1 million.
Cr Robert Danieli said council would look at the survey response to see what it could do to improve services.
Some of the key findings include:
Cr Danieli said Campaspe Shire’s acquisition of Echuca’s public pool would save ratepayers about $500,000 over the next three years.
He said the performance of council’s outdoor pools would continually be monitored and that potential changes were not short-term options.
‘‘Council will have to look at this survey’s results next year and then they will be able to look at any possible changes,’’ he said.
‘‘Sometimes decisions are not about making money. Pools throughout the shire serve an important purpose, whether it be for recreation or fitness.’’
An independent research company compiled the survey, which was sent to 10,000 randomly-selected households.
The survey aimed to give Campaspe residents the chance to have their say about the Echuca War Memorial Aquatic Centre and the seven outdoor pools at Colbinabbin, Kyabram, Lockington, Rochester, Rushworth, Stanhope and Tongala.
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