Lismore Lake Pool still above water

The Lismore Lake Pool was given a stay of execution on Tuesday night with Council deciding to retain the facility, at least in the short term.

It will be open for two months next summer (December and January) provided that no significant repairs are required.

“Let’s try to hold it together a bit longer with sticky tape and glue,” Cr David Yarnall’s commented.

The long term future of the pool will be decided as part of Council’s Sport and Recreation Plan.

Council also agreed to a new fee structure at the Lismore Memorial Baths.

There was a heated and somewhat comical debate late last year about reducing the cost of passes to make them more competitive with other pools in the area.

As a guide, the cost of a three-month pass for an individual has been reduced from $91 to $82 and the cost of a six-month family pass has been reduced from $491 to $328. The new pricing will take effect from July 1 and the complete list can be seen in the business paper on Council’s website. There will also be a discounted rate for pensioners, students and people with a disability.

As part of the motion Council also agreed to close the pool for the months of June, July and August because of the low patronage and high cost of keeping it open.


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