Corowa could be missing from the name of the town's $10.3 million replacement swimming pool complex when completed.
Federation councillors were presented with a list of potential names for the pool this week with Howlong-based councillor David Longley favouring a regional approach to the naming.
"It is a regional significant project rather than a community significant project and as a result I would like to see Federation mentioned somewhere," he said.
"Don't forget the majority of people in Federation live outside Corowa."
But Corowa-based councillors including deputy mayor Shaun Whitechurch, Paul Miegel and Gail Law were in agreeance their hometown needed to be in the name.
"I don't think there is a need to put regional or Federation or anything of those things in just for the sake of it," Cr Whitechurch said.
"It's an aquatic centre and it's in Corowa.
"If you want to google it, try googling the regional Federation memorial swimming pool.
"You wouldn't do that."
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Cr Law said the size of the sign carrying the name was an important consideration.
"It's not going to be 15 miles long and if you are going to have all those things in it, you are not going to be able to read it from any distance," she said.
"Keep it simple."
Cr Miegel backed Corowa Swim Centre as the name, but mayor Pat Bourke put forward the compromise solution of Corowa Regional Aquatic Centre.
Council staff will consult with the town's swimming pool advisory committee on the name with a recommendation to be presented to the August council meeting.
Initial options include Corowa Swim Centre, Corowa Aquatic Centre, Corowa Swimming Complex, Federation Aquatic Centre or Federation Swim Centre.
The option of using "regional" has also been put forward.
Cr Fred Longmire said the consultation with key community stakeholders was important.
"There will be people with different ideas and they need to be heard," he said.
Members of the pool advisory group toured the pool construction site with councillors on Thursday.
The pool complex is on track to be completed mid-way through next year with key recent construction milestones being the first concrete pour for the 50-metre pool and structural framing steel and concrete panels erected on the amenities building site.
Council plans to run the pool for 2-3 years before consideration is given to engaging an external operator.
But initially expressions of interests will be called for the kiosk lease, learn-to-swim programs, fitness classes and hydrotherapy services at the facility.