Pool work about to start
DDIGGING can now begin on the site of Nana Glen's long-delayed swimming pool following the Federal Government's $275,000 funding announcement on Monday.
The pool project was kicked off four years ago with the gift of $200,000 from actor Russell Crowe for a swimming pool at Nana Glen Public School and since then it has grown to a $900,000 project involving parking, public access, change rooms and a kiosk.
The actor's parents, Mr and Mrs Alex Crowe, were on hand at Nana Glen school on Monday to hear the member for Cowper, Luke Hartsuyker, announce the funding which will see construction of the pool begin.
The $275,000 grant has been provided through the Federal Government's Regional Partnerships program and adds to the foundation gift, finance and support from Coffs Harbour City Council and a NSW State government grant through the Department of Sport and Recreation.
Alex Crowe has been the facilitator for Nana Glen's community committee and he said the pool would be 50 metres long, about 12-12.5 metres wide and from 1.2 to 1.8 metres deep.
Mr Crowe said the whole focus was on ensuring all the primary school children learned water safety and swimming.
Nana Glen School's principal Laurie Renshaw said the pool would be used by six Orara Valley and Eastern Dorrigo primary schools.
To be built by Coffs Harbour's Dolphin Pools, the Nana Glen pool is expected to be completed in December.