$23m bungle forces council backflip

Pool and Showgrounds safe after Herald story exposes ‘errors’ and ‘inaccurate’ costings in flawed sports plan
Michael Sinclair-Jones

BUNGLED costings have forced the Toodyay Shire Council into an embarrassing backflip over a planned new $23 million sports and recreation precinct, including a long-awaited public swimming pool.

A pool will still be built near the high school but plans for a new football and cricket oval, stadium seating, multi-purpose function centre, second set of changerooms and major earthworks have been scrapped.

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