A “LONG overdue” upgrade of the Werris Creek swimming pool has warmed the hearts of locals, with the decades-old ablution block being fitted with hot water for the first time.
A partnership between the Werris Creek Swimming Club (WCSC) and Liverpool Plains Shire Council saw the project come to fruition at the official opening on Saturday.
The refurbishment includes hot water added to the shower facilities, general amenities work, the addition of a disabled amenities room, and an upgrade to the entry foyer.
Liverpool Plains Shire Council mayor Doug Hawkins and the WCSC life member Kaye Beaton cut the official ribbon, while Werris Creek-based councillor Paul Moules officiated the event.
“It’s been an ongoing project between the club and locals,” Cr Hawkins said.
“It mainly involved changes to the amenities block.
“The pool has been there since the 1960s and nothing much has been done in the interim, so it’s all been brought up to date now.
“We had our new mobile screen set up and a movie showing, which all the kids enjoyed, a sausage sizzle and inflatable obstacle course.”