All hands on deck to open refurbished Jamberoo pool

Councillor Mark Way, Gilmore MP Ann Sudmalis, Councillor Neil Reilly and Kiama Council general manager Michael Forsyth officially launch the refurbished Jamberoo Community Pool.
Councillor Mark Way, Gilmore MP Ann Sudmalis, Councillor Neil Reilly and Kiama Council general manager Michael Forsyth officially launch the refurbished Jamberoo Community Pool.

The refurbishment of the much-loved public pool in Jamberoo, will enable more local residents to escape the heat this summer.

The $500,000 refurbishment, which was fully funded by the Coalition Government, includes new toilets and change rooms, concrete pool deck, outdoor showers and shade shelter.

Gilmore MP Ann Sudmalis, who was at the relaunch on Monday, said the pool was a major source of entertainment, relaxation and exercise for members of the growing Jamberoo community to enjoy.

“During the final planning, discussion held included the concept design to have the amenities block accessible to the sports ground as well as the pool area,” she said.

“To maximise the investment, the change was made and now the amenities block are a year round facility for the community.

“With a new shade structure and several picnic tables installed, the upgraded facility now provides everyone, including families, with a very welcome chance to enjoy a day by the pool.”

Work commenced on the pool mid-October 2017. 

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the upgrade provided higher quality amenities for the public, including two changing areas complete with showers and toilets.

“In addition to much needed repair to the pipe works and pool deck, a new mobility-assist chair and ramp will help the elderly and people with disabilities to get into and out of the pool,” Dr McVeigh said.

“The refurbishment also provided employment opportunities in the region, the project created six jobs during construction and another two ongoing jobs for lifeguards and maintenance workers.”

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