IT’S time to plug the leaks at Woolgoolga Pool.
That was the message from Mayor Keith Rhoades last week after he had visited the troubled complex.
The pool has been in urgent need of repair and upgrade work after it was revealed it was losing nearly 10,000 litres of water a day through leaks.
Cr Rhoades visited the pool with the council general manager, Stephen Sawtell, director of Corporate Business, Craig Milburn, and property manager, Jim Collis.
The visit coincided with the release of the findings of a pool audit released by Waterzone.
Cr Rhoades said council would now be looking at ways to improve the pool facilities.
The upgrade of the pool would be a priority in the 2010 and 2011 financial year.
“It is a fantastic facility, it is a jewel for the Woolgoolga community,” Cr Rhoades said.
“As the community grows, so does the infrastructure have to grow.”
Cr Rhoades said the funding for the upgrade would be coming from council because there was no State and Federal funding available.
“It is all about dollars and finding those dollars to meet the expectations of the community,” he said.