Repairs and maintenance
On Tuesday 30 April 2019 at the Tamworth Regional Council (TRC) meeting it was suggested there needed to be a plan B for Tamworth City Olympic and Scully Pools.
It was suggested it might be one or two years or even up to 20 years before the funding for the proposed Aquatic Centre was approved.
Some immediate minor refurbishments and maintenance need to be undertaken apart from those identified in the Dilapidation Reports.
Formerly there was lavatory attached to the City Olympic Pool with access from Kable Avenue, which was made redundant.
This could be reopened and refurbished for pool use as a unisex disabled access lavatory, with adjacent change and ablutions facilities.
Sitting the facilities there would obviate the need for ramps for disabled access.
Similarly, for the Scully pool, where the change rooms are on the ground level, cubicles could be modified for disabled access usage.
Costs of these superficial refurbishments would be minimal. In addition, winter pool maintenance needs to be established.
TRC has announced that the pool might not be opened in spring 2019 due to water restrictions resulting from the drought.
We are advised that if the current water in the pool is maintained by:
- No less than once a week, but preferably more frequently, running the pools filtration plant;
- No less than once a week, but preferably more frequently, chlorinating the pools water;
- Vacuum clean the pool water at least once a week;
- Use the pool cover during the closed season to assist in preserving pool water quality and reduce evaporation.
There should be sufficient good quality water in the pool to reopen for spring 2019.
Previously TRRRA has made criticisms of the management of the Scully and City Olympic Pools by TRC.
This needs to be now immediately rectified.
The current condition of the pools and the surrounding pool facilities is a shameful disgrace.
Robyn Lang, Secretary
Barnaby Joyce is in election mode setting forward his promises once elected.
Barnaby Joyce completed a B.F.A (UNE) accountancy degree in 1994 and then persuaded a career in finance.
In September 2013 the Australian national debt was $175 billion.
Today the national debt exceeds $350b.
With Mr. Joyce's formal education and career background, and his appointment to senior roles in our Federal Government, he needs to explain to the electorate his role in permitting the National debt to double during his role in policy implementation.
The Reserve Bank has reduced expectations for growth as well as lowering the interest rate, added to the fact that Government has let the National debt double to $350 billion leaving a severe financial environment for our children to resolve.
To the younger generation election promises, under the current debt burden, do not foretell a glowing future.
A. E. Stannard,