Kogarah War Memorial Pool (Carss Park Pool)

Georges River Council closed the Kogarah War Memorial Pool on Tuesday 23 July 2019.  This followed investigation of environmental damage caused by the pool discharge and leaking of water into the Georges River. 

In addition Council has, for a number of years, been concerned about the structural and geotechnical integrity of the pools and their foundations.  Various engineers’ reports have been commissioned by Council to determine precisely what is occurring at the pools and the site generally.

Council worked with the NSW Environment Protection Authority to identify the source of polluted water, and confirmed that pollution of the river was occurring as a direct result of numerous leaks attributed to the pool’s age, deteriorated condition and ground subsidence.

The pool has severe cracking across major sections and its foundations due to significant ground subsidence which has occurred over many decades as a result of the pool being built on reclaimed land.

Council has been monitoring the levels of subsidence since the 1980s, and engineering reports dating back to 2011 identified that it would only be a matter of time until the pool structure completely failed. 

Further details of these investigations are outlined in the reports, correspondence and media releases below.
 

Additional Information

2011 Geoff Ninnes Fong and Partners Kogarah War Memorial Pool Report
2016 Cardno Kogarah War Memorial Pool Building Assets Condition Assessment
2019 Geoff Ninnes Fong and Partners Kogarah War Memorial Engineers Report
NSW Environment Protection Authority email to Council, 22 July 2019
NSW Environment Protection Authority letter to Council, 9 July 2019
Open letter from the Georges River Council General Manager to Facebook regarding the closure of the Kogarah War Memorial Pool, 29 July 2019

Media Releases

Closure of Kogarah War Memorial Pool (Carss Park Pool), 30 July 2019
Closure of Kogarah War Memorial Pool (Carss Park Pool) - Update, 26 July 2019
Photos reveal condition of Kogarah War Memorial Pool (Carss Park Pool), 25 July 2019
Response to Alan Jones regarding closure of Kogarah War Memorial Pool, 25 July 2019
Closure of Kogarah War Memorial Pool (Carss Park Pool), 23 July 2019
Closure of Kogarah War Memorial Pool - Update, 23 July 2019

 

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