It's time to take a dive
IT’S had a $5 million facelift and is just days away from being officially opened to the public.
The Coffs Harbour War Memorial Olympic Swimming Pool will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony next Wednesday.
The pool project has been made possible by a generous $750,000 donation from the Hogbin family of Coffs Harbour.
With the receipt of those funds, the Coffs Harbour City Council was able to gain a $1.3 million Federal Government Jobs Fund grant to complete the project.
“I would like to congratulate everyone involved in the project to refurbish the pool,” Coffs Harbour mayor Keith Rhoades said. “The results and the positive response from the people who have been enjoying the facility since its reopened speak for themselves.
“Swimming is an activity that people of all ages and abilities enjoy and it has long been a hope of both the community and council that we could provide a top-class facility for this popular sport.
“The official reopening is a time to celebrate and I hope many members of the community will come along to help mark the occasion.”
The fun starts on Wednesday at 4pm and will finish at 7.30pm.