Closure of Kogarah War Memorial Pool (Carss Park Pool)

30/07/2019

Georges River Council held a community information session at the Marana Auditorium in Hurstville last night (29 July 2019), regarding the closure of Kogarah War Memorial Pool, with approximately 170 community members in attendance.

Mayor of Georges River Council Kevin Greene thanked residents for their involvement and explained the next steps for the Kogarah War Memorial Pool and site.

“I would like to thank everyone who attended Council’s information session on the Kogarah War Memorial Pool last night, where Council explained to the community in detail the actions taken regarding the pool closure, and the next steps,” said Mayor Greene.

“I hope that community members found the session useful and were able to gain a better understanding of Council’s decision to close the pool.

“As discussed last night, no decision has been made yet regarding the future of the facility and the site.

“Council is now in the process of finalising key strategic studies and reports necessary to make an informed decision, and this work will continue throughout the remainder of 2019 and into 2020. These studies will be considered by Council commencing from August 2019.

“Council is also undertaking a geotechnical and contamination study, to help determine the levels of subsidence and contamination at the site.

“We will continue to keep the community informed, and included in the conversation around the Kogarah War Memorial Pool site and the provision of aquatic facilities in the local area.

“If you weren’t able to attend the community information session last night, I encourage you to visit Council’s website to review information on the pool’s closure, as well as Frequently Asked Questions, engineering reports and the EPA information.”

For more information please call 9330 6400. For more information on Georges River Council, please visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au.