A new Beechworth swimming pool could cost between $3 million and $5 million and will be needed soon to replace the current pool, which may only have five years of its life left.
An investigation into the state of Indigo Council's five pools will be presented to councillors at Tuesday night's meeting.
It reveals an inspection was conducted at the Beechworth pool in April this year, with particular focus on the pool liner.
The liner was installed in 2008 after the pool's shell cracked, forcing the pool to close for the entire 2007-08 season and while it has worked for the past 11 years, it will only last another five years.
The 2023-24 season is estimated to be the last season the liner can be used and the estimated replacement cost of the pool liner alone is $126,000.
"Whilst the pool can be kept in a serviceable condition, concerns with the foundation conditions render it unlikely to have a long-term future," the draft development plan stated.
"With the structural issues and floatation concerns with the existing shell, there is a major risk in the option of replacing the pool liner.
"It is critical for Indigo Shire Council to explore the options and engage with the community."
Council staff have recommended conducting a detailed feasibility study into its aquatic facilities over the next two years.
The options would be replacing the pool structures at the existing site, building a new outdoor pool at the existing or alternative site, or building a new indoor pool facility.
If councillors choose to construct a few pool in Beechworth, government grants would be needed to fund the project.
The assessment also found there was limited use of the pool outside of schools and the swimming club and recommended a higher focus on programs.
The 10,965 visits in the 108-19 season were the lowest in five years.
The Tangambalanga, Rutherglen, Yackandandah and Chiltern pools are structurally sounds, but the council will look into programs at each of the locations.
Council staff have also recommended an annual review of the hours of operation and water play features at one of the pools in the shire.
Tuesday's meet will be held at the Indigo Council chambers from 6.30pm.