Residents petition for MidCoast Council to open swimming pools

Tea Gardens Pool has been closed due to COVID-19, Image by Tara Campbell


WITH the recent NSW COVID-19 updated easing restrictions, residents of the MidCoast are calling for Council action to reopen pools.

The aim of the petition is to re-open public pools for general use before Christmas in the Tea Gardens, Stroud, Bulahdelah, Nabiac and Krambach regions.

An online petition has been created with almost 500 signatures and numerous shares across social media platforms with large engagement.

Many are sharing their reasons for signing through the comment section, citing why opening the public pools is important for themselves and the community.

Katie Howard said, “My family uses the Nabiac pool every day throughout summer and after the year it’s been, everyone could use some leisure.

“Also swimming is a vital skill for children and without our pools open, they will be set back in their learning and this is hazardous.”

Johanna Conroy of Bulahdelah commented, “I would like to be able to take my children to the local pool. It is close to home and I feel safer supervising my children swimming in a pool than the surf which can be dangerous at times.

“And on really hot days I enjoy a dip also.

Please pay a COVID supervisor so our Bulahdelah pool can open this summer.”

Many members of the community cited reasons of safety, community and importantly, that major cities have already opened up their local pools, questioning why the MidCoast hasn’t yet.

For those wishing to sign the petition, access it online using this link




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