Shire outlines pool plans
Toodyay Shire CEO Stan Scott (left) explains Toodyay’s new $11.8m sport and recreation precinct.
TOODYAY’S new public swimming pool may not be ready until 2020, Shire CEO Stan Scott told a public meeting last month.
Shire Deputy President Therese Chitty said in July she hoped the long-awaited new pool would be open by Christmas next year.
“It will be done as fast as possible but I wouldn’t bet my house on it,” Mr Scott said.Read more
About 60 people attended the meeting at the Toodyay showgrounds sports pavilion.
Mr Scott outlined the shire’s plan for a new $11.8 million sport and recreation precinct, which includes a 25-metre, six-lane pool near the Toodyay District High School.
The project involves a $4.7 million Federal Government grant announced in July and features a rectangular field for hockey, soccer and rugby, courts for tennis, basketball and netball, changerooms and a swiming pool.
Mr Scott said all contracts had to be signed by next March to meet a funding deadline.
Several people said the town needed an eight-lane pool for short-course swimming competitions and school sports carnivals.
Mr Scott said it would cost about $480,000 more to build an eight-lane pool – adding extra lanes would be raised with the architect.
He said the shire also planned a bowling green near the pool – “but not at this stage”.
It would take two and a half years to build the new sports precinct but there were no plans to move the town’s football oval there “for at least a decade”, he said.