The decision for Corowa's outdoor pool is being opposed...
The Federation Council’s decision to opt for a 50 meter outdoor pool, in preference to a heated indoor 25 meter pool, has attracted strong opposition.
A public meeting in Corowa on Wednesday June 13th, called on Federation Council to rescind it’s decision to build an outdoor pool in the town.
The community voted in favor of an indoor 25 meter pool although the meeting was warned that an indoor pool would be very expensive to run.
Three former Mayors of Corowa Shire, including Fred Longmire, Gary Poidevin and Paul Miegel, all reportedly favor the indoor pool option that could be used all year round.
Councillor Longmire says support for the indoor option was overwhelming at the meeting.
"They moved the motion that the council be approached to reverse their decision, and as such apply the opportunity for the 25 meter, 8 lane indoor swimming pool rather than the 50 meter outdoor pool, and investigating the opportunity for a heated pool as well."