Future Of Aquatic Services In Campaspe

Lockington pool

Campaspe Shire Council made a landmark decision at last night’s meeting committing to an Aquatic Strategy that aims to deliver improved aquatic facilities and wet play areas across the shire for the next 15-20 years.

Campaspe Shire Mayor Rob Amos said community engagement had demonstrated how important pools are to communities across the municipality.

“We have heard the community’s concerns, and each town has demonstrated that residents highly value their local pool, so we will work with communities across Campaspe to deliver this strategy to meet our residents’ needs and expectations.

“This is a great outcome for the whole shire that has been over a decade in the making.” Mayor Amos said.

Council also allocated up to $500,000 for the demolition of the Rochester Pool following extensive community consultation that took place in 2023.

“We have approved the Rochester Aquatics Functional Brief, which reflects the desires and aspirations of residents garnered through extensive engagement activities.

“Officers will progress with getting a detailed design and costing for a new facility in Rochester, so that the project is ‘shovel ready’ when funding becomes available.

“We will strongly advocate to the state and federal government for funding for a new aquatic facility in Rochester,” said the Mayor.

Council also requested that Officers provide a report to a future Council briefing on the status and future approach to the development of integrated masterplans incorporating Township Facility Plans for townships across the shire.

“We need to be looking to the future and delivering community infrastructure that not only meets the needs of the present but also contributes to the health, wellbeing, and vibrancy of future generations,” Mayor Amos stated.

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