Golden Square pool group elects committee

MORE than 50 supporters of the Save the Golden Square Swimming Pool last night attended a meeting to decide the fate of the group.  

The Golden Square Football Club rooms were filled with disappointed locals after the City of Greater Bendigo council last week passed a motion to permanently close the pool. Councillors Rod Fyffe, Elise Chapman, Peter Cox and James Williams all attended the meeting.

One of the first issues on the agenda was to select a pool committee, with supporters asked to nominate who they thought would best represent the group.

Ken Hamilton was nominated as president, Bernadette Wright the vice-president, Linda Howell the secretary and Karen Moore the treasurer.

Six committee members were also selected.

Mr Hamilton then addressed the supporters on the latest developments regarding the pool’s future. 

He said the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal had already been contacted. 

“VCAT has been approached,” Mr Hamilton said.

“However, because there has been no application before the council regarding the pool, they won’t accept our appeal.

“I then contacted the Ombudsman and they were very helpful. “They said they would be interested in having a look into the issue.

“We will also be contacting a local solicitor.”

Mr Hamilton also informed the supporters about the recision motion that will be put before the council this week.

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