POOL users and health professionals are being targeted in a Glenelg Shire Council survey addressing the shire’s aging aquatic facilities.
But one swimmer says council is being too selective in its surveying.
Mother of two learning swimmers, Katrina Maybery, says she has made several complaints to the YMCA and council in recent months regarding the temperature of the heated public pool in Portland.
Mrs Maybery said only once she talked to mayor Karen Stephens Monday morning did she learn of the survey.
Mrs Maybery said she believed that council has been misdirecting people critical of the pool by neglecting to inform them of the survey, which will be used to develop council’s aquatic services strategy, which aims to develop long-term management of the shire’s public pools.
“I’m just worried because we’re paying for this strategy but there’s only a certain time they accept submissions but nobody knows about it,” Mrs Maybery said.
“My kids do swimming lessons there but they get cancelled because of the ridiculous temperatures, and kids learn from repetition… I’ve booked them in for lessons at Port Fairy now because it’s so unreliable here.”
Read more in Wednesday’s Portland Observer.