TAMWORTH councillors have laid down the gauntlet to the community in a bid to get as much feedback on proposed plans for the city pool.
At Tuesday's ordinary meeting, the councillors unanimously endorsed a draft master plan for Bicentennial Park.
The current draft plan would see the city pool on the corner of the Oxley highway and Kable Avenue decommissioned.
It has been proposed to redevelop the site as a green space with outdoor dining and event areas.
Councillors largely lauded the plan which will go on public exhibition for 28 days.
It was seen as a chance for the public to have their thoughts on the city pool's future heard in a formal manner.
Stephen Maher spoke before the councillors made a decision on the draft plan.
He highlighted the city's staggering obesity statistics and the number of local schools which currently use the city pool in warmer months.
Glenn Inglis said the draft plan made a "definitive statement" about the pool and community consultation would be the perfect opportunity to gauge how the people felt.
Russell Webb said he had his own questions about the pools which he would raise during the consultation period.
"I think there could be quite a lot of submissions and I do take note a lot of people have some ideas," he said.
While deputy mayor Phil Betts said Bicentennial Park was one of the most "important focal points" in the city.
He called on the community to let their thoughts be known on the plan.
In May 2017, the council voted in favour of selling the two city pool sites if a new aquatic centre came into operation.
If the community feedback shows adequate desire to retain the city site as parkland, the 2017 decision will be rescinded.
The council will meet with key stakeholders as part of the consultation period.