Have your say on regional Aquatic Facilities in the Georges River

20/12/2019

Georges River Council is undertaking community consultation regarding the Draft Georges River Regional Aquatic Site Suitability and Feasibility Study (the Study). The Study was endorsed unanimously for public exhibition at the Council Meeting on Monday 16 December 2019. 
 
Mayor of Georges River Council Kevin Greene is encouraging community members to have their say online via Council’s Your Say Georges River Portal or via mail, between 23 December 2019 and 28 February 2020. 
 
“Otium Planning Group has been commissioned by Council to explore options for a potential third aquatic facility within the Georges River area,” said Mayor Greene. 
 
“The Draft Georges River Regional Aquatic Site Suitability and Feasibility Study will be on public exhibition for an extended period which takes into consideration the school holidays, to enable as many people as possible to have their say.  
 
“In October, we asked the community to complete local aquatic facilities surveys, and findings from these surveys have helped develop the Study, which includes an analysis of results from this consultation.   
 
“I strongly encourage local residents to view the document and share feedback - following community consultation, the final Georges River Regional Aquatic Site Suitability and Feasibility Study will be submitted to Council for adoption,” added Mayor Greene. 
 
Otium Planning Group has applied 14 sustainable assessment criteria to four possible locations within the Study area. These sites include the Sans Souci Leisure Centre, Todd Park, Carrs Bush Park and Netstrata Jubilee Stadium. 
 
The future Regional Aquatic Facility has a wide scope, which may include an indoor or outdoor 50 metre pool, 15 metre or 25 metre heated program pools and other uses, such as a cafe, crèche, gymnasium, health and wellbeing centre, water splash play area, community meeting spaces and car parking.  
 
Community members can access the Study and share feedback online on 23 December 2019 via Council’s Your Say Georges River website: https://yoursay.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/. In addition you can share feedback directly via email at regionalaquatics@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au. 
 
Feedback can also be shared via letter to The General Manager, Georges River Council, PO Box 205, Hurstville BC NSW 1481. For more information on Georges River Council, please visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or call 9330 6400.