Federation councillor Gail Law to sign rescission motion to overturn building outdoor pool in her hometown

Federation's Cr Gail Law
Federation's Cr Gail Law

GAIL Law is the second Federation councillor to commit to signing a rescission motion aimed at overturning a decision to build a replacement outdoor pool in Corowa.

She joins former Corowa Shire mayor Fred Longmire in committing to a rescission motion to reverse the resolution to build a 50 metre outdoor pool and continue to investigate options for an indoor pool which was carried on a 5-4 vote.

Three signatories are required for the rescission motion to be tabled.

Mayor Pat Bourke, deputy mayor Shaun Whitechurch and Cr Norm Wales, who back the outdoor pool, also attended where it was stated there was private enterprise interest in building an indoor facility in Corowa or resurrecting the old indoor pool at the golf club.

The Border Mail contacted two private pool operators in Albury about also setting up in Corowa.

One party, which wished to remain anonyous, confirmed they had made some initial enquiries, but was sitting back and waiting what the tender process underway flushed out.

The other party contacted showed minimal interest.

Federation general manager Adrian Butler confirmed council was “informally” approached about establishing a facility in Corowa several times over the last few months.

“Council appreciates and expected that the debate at the moment has sparked interest from the private sector,” he said.

“Council has not formally pursued this at this time as part of the pool project.

“It is focused on proceeding on calling for tenders for council to consider,  to construct option four from the adopted consultants report.

“Regarding the additional resolution to investigate a heated facility, council will continue to explore and define this, including consulting with the community as it finalises documents to go to tender.”

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