$120 000 of repairs done, and a big day planned for Saturday.CHALPAT SONTI February 12, 2014 11:06am
Mitchell Shire Council regional operations manager David Carnovale and councillor Rhonda Sanderson as the Seymour War Memorial Outdoor Pool filled up on Monday.
The wait is finally over for anyone wanting to use the Seymour War Memorial Outdoor Pool.
It will reopen at 1
The pool was losing an average 40
Mitchell Shire Council community and recreation director Travis Heeney said the pool had to be closed for safety reasons.
‘‘It’s hard for us to maintain the pool safely if we’re losing that much water, and environmentally we weren’t comfortable with being that irresponsible with the amount of chemicals required,’’ he said.
Tests using ground-penetrating radar, pipe pressure testing and assessing the state of the main supply valve and the channel drain led to the discovery of the problem and Mr Heeney and leisure and culture manager Kristen Cherry both praised the work of contractors over the holiday period — and particularly at the weekend when the final testing was done and the go-ahead given.
‘‘When the pool was full leaks were going out and when it was empty the water was coming back in from the water table,’’ Ms Cherry said.
‘‘We needed it to be dry to be repaired and they appreciated that speed was needed and were very accommodating, even in the heat.
‘‘Now it appears everything’s holding and we’re no longer losing water apart from standard evaporation.’’
To celebrate the belated opening, there will be free entry on Saturday between 1
The community of Girgarre is ready to realise its musical dreams after receiving a $350 000 Victoria Government Small Town Transformation grant.
Three Yarrawonga footballers have excelled at interleague level, representing the Ovens and Murray against Hampden in Warrnambool on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
CERES will be moving to a new rhythm on June 10 when Melbourne’s Andrew Swift is joined by the Weeping Willows for a series of performances.
THE Corop Cemetery Trust volunteers are grateful for the volunteer-work from a regional vineyard.
Kyabram Football Club will host a family day next weekend.
Where there’s a Will, there’s a way
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
RENEWAL works have resumed on the Coliban Main Channel this month.
For most 10-year-olds, mischievous isn’t a word often found in their vocabulary, let alone having the ability to spell it correctly. But for Cobram Anglican Grammar Year 5 student Cadence Pang, it’s all in a day’s work.
Local owners stoked with horses success.
Campaspe Shire Council has estimated the direct economic impact to dairy farmers of reduced milk prices at $59 million.
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