Mayoral Column 16th January 2020
Published on 16 January 2020
Indoor Pool repairs underway
Work has commenced on repairs of the indoor pool roof at the Goulburn Aquatic Centre today. Council expects the indoor pool to be reopened in late January, providing no issues arise throughout the repairs.
Two timber roof beams spanning the indoor pool failed in late September following heavy snowfall. This prompted immediate closure of the pool with temporary support struts put in place.
I’m sure the community is looking forward to having the indoor pool open and available for use again soon. We had a slight delay with delivery of the beams due to the holiday period, but I’m pleased that the facility will be up and running soon, and available for use as the weather cools down over the coming months.
Repair works were quoted at $157,420, and a claim for this to be covered is being lodged to Council’s insurance company.
Community BBQ – Wollondilly Walking Track Elevated Walkway
To celebrate completion of the elevated walkway and stage two of the Wollondilly Walking Track, Goulburn Mulwaree council is hosting a community BBQ on Saturday 1st February. I will be joined by the Angus Taylor and Wendy Tuckerman for the official opening of this community space.
We are encouraging the community to participate in Goulburn Parkrun at 8am beginning from Marsden Weir on the morning. Parkrun is a 5km walk or run along the walking track that starts and ends at Marsden Weir. From there, make your way to the Joshua Street where we will begin at 9:30am and be officially opening stage two of the track along with the elevated walkway. A free community BBQ breakfast will be cooked, and we will have a coffee van on site for the morning.
Potable water fill up for rural residents
I’d like to again remind the community that the potable water fill up point on Braidwood Road (near the Goulburn Recreation Area) is for use by our rural residents that require potable water and it is not for use by residents connected to the Goulburn or Marulan supply systems.
Only the two designated taps should be used (not the RV dump point tap), and only one 1000L can be filled at a time. This is provided through the generosity of the Mayoral Emergency Relief Fund, and misuse of this may mean the service needs to cease.
Clean containers need to be used free from any chemicals that may contaminate the hose.