Council to investigate a new Georges River regional aquatic facility

04/05/2018

The Georges River area could be set to receive a massive boost to its sporting facilities portfolio with Council now investigating the creation of a new Georges River regional aquatic facility in the Carss Park sport and recreation precinct.

At the Council Meeting on Monday 23 April, Blakehurst Ward Councillor Sam Elmir put forward a motion for the investigation of a new aquatic facility to be built to in the Carss Park recreation and sporting precinct.

“The Kogarah War Memorial Pool is well passed its use-by-date and has many structural problems, which cannot be restored,” Councillor Elmir said.

“That is why Council will investigate a location for a new aquatic centre in Carss Park that will be a first-of-its-kind, multi-million dollar aquatic facility, which will put our local area on the map as a provider of premium aquatic facilities,” he said.

“As part of the investigation into the creation of this new facility, Council will determine a suitable site to accommodate a larger and more comprehensive aquatic centre that will be able to cater for all members of the public,” Councillor Elmir said.

“Council will also explore opportunities to improve public access to such a facility and especially how it can host elite-level competition.”

“In addition, Council will explore the feasibility of complementary activities being co-located within the facility such as indoor courts, gymnasium, childcare centre and library services and even health care services and community meeting rooms.”

Mayor of Georges River Council, Councillor Kevin Greene, said the motion was a great idea and that a new aquatic centre would be a significant contribution to the local area.

“The aim for this investigation is to eventually lead to the creation of a first-class premium facility that will be a huge draw card for the community and continue to promote the Georges River area as a home for great sporting facilities,” he said.

“I look forward to seeing the results of this investigation and whether Council will have the opportunity to add to our strong portfolio of premium sporting facilities,” Councillor Greene said.