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Pool management contracts extended

Maldon pool aqua aerobics

Thursday 20 July 2017

Mount Alexander Shire Council has extended contracts for the operation and management of public pools at Castlemaine, Harcourt, Newstead and Maldon.

Bendigo Regional Young Men’s Christian Association (BRYMCA) will continue to operate the Castlemaine, Harcourt and Maldon swimming pools. Newstead and District Swimming Pool Incorporated will operate the pool at Newstead.

The 12 month contract extension is the final extension option under the pool management contracts.

“It’s been great to see some very positive feedback from the community about the management of our local pools,” said Ben Grounds, Acting Director Sustainable Development, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

“Around 90 per cent of people surveyed said they found customer service and staff helpfulness at the pool to be good or outstanding,” said Mr Grounds.

There was similar satisfaction with lifeguard supervision.

“With such high satisfaction the decision to extend the contracts was an easy one,” he said.

Council will use the next 12 months to review pool operating models and better understand the longer-term management options that are available.

Shire outdoor pools will reopen for the 2017/2018 season in December.

Image: Aqua aerobics at Maldon pool.

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