More lanes needed for value
THE RESPONSE by members of the Toodyay community to the invitation from the Shire of Toodyay to meet the new Sport and Recreation Project Manager and his team on January 19 was gratifying.
A healthy stream of questions was asked and answered factually and with confidence.
The ongoing debate about the swimming pool and whether we have six or eight lanes continues to dominate that subject.Read more
We were informed that an additional cost to increase the pool to eight lanes could be approximately $400,000.
My suggestion is in order to obtain this amount of money, the shire could advertise for willing sponsors.
The successful contender could then claim naming rights.
The shire council should call for interested parties, whether corporate or private, to put their hand up.
The sum involved is no longer a formidable amount, plus has the benefit of being tax deductible for the successful bidder.
This is the final stage of getting the project under way – please let it be good value for our money.
Milton A. Baxter