Koroit swimming pool bombs

A SWIMMING pool in Koroit appears to be dead in the water following the release of a master plan for Victoria Park.

In the plan, Moyne Shire Council states it does not support a swimming pool at Victoria Park, the town’s main recreation area.

Despite this stand, Koroit Swimming Pool fundraising co-ordinator Marlene Keane remains defiant.

"I'm still confident that one day we will get a pool in Koroit," Ms Keane said.

"The primary school curriculum says that every children has to have swimming lessons and at the moment our Koroit children have to travel to get that and that's more expensive for their parents."

The swimming pool group has been in place since 2001 and has held a range of fund-raising activities.

Ms Keane said the total raised in that time sits at $66,000.

"Whatever money we raise will stay in the swimming pool account until it can be used to build a swimming pool, even if it is in 100 years time," Ms Keane said.

"We haven't been fundraising lately, support has dropped off a bit since the council has said they don't think we need a pool."

Council’s position on the swimming pool remains the same as it did in its 2014 recreation strategy.

The last time council showed any interest in a swimming pool was in its 2002 Victoria Park master plan. In that plan, council noted the potential for a swimming pool. 

The Koroit and District Historical Society has come out a winner from the new Victoria Park master plan with council extending its maintenance schedule at the venue to include the society’s headquarters.

Until now, members of the society have had to undertake their own lawn mowing.

Other key findings in the master plan include the development of a playing surface management and maintenance program and grounds sub-committee and an electrical plan to connect Victoria Park oval lighting on one system and allow for a lighting upgrade.