See you at the pool

A MOOD of infectious optimism appears to be sweeping our community.

Sure, we still have a long way to go before normal life can return after Covid-19 but Toodyay is on the move.

Latest evidence is the town’s new $14 million recreation centre with its long-awaited public swimming pool, now filled invitingly with sparkling blue water.

Every kid (and a few parents) who sees this month’s Herald Page 1 picture is going to want to jump into that pool this summer.

Despite concerns about the huge cost – $4.5 million in borrowings to be repaid over the next 20 years – the new facility is a potential game-changer for Toodyay.

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Michael Sinclair-Jones