Tonight's City of Greater Bendigo council meeting will see councillors asked to determine the fate of one of this city's most popular and highly regarded community facilities - the Golden Square swimming pool.
The passion and drive of the volunteer group that have taken a once dejected Golden Square pool and turned it into a vibrant community hub is something quite extraordinary.
But now, for whatever reason, we've arrived at a juncture where councillors will vote on the much anticipated Golden Square Recreation Reserve masterplan, and immediately following a draft Community Aquatic Facilities Strategy, itself a decade in the making.
Also embedded in the Golden Square masterplan is the future of the local bowls club and the croquet club.
Time and time again, councillors have been told the pool will inevitably fail, will cost too much to fix, and that the pool has outlived its anticipated shelf life.
Try telling that to the volunteers who welcomed more than 18,000 visitors to the pool last season.
By any measure, there's something special about this facility, and those who dedicate their time to it.
And then there's the big players in this - the Golden Square Cricket Club and the Golden Square Football Netball Club, who just want the precinct developed in line with plans and visions that have been circulating around Wade Street for several summers already.
It's not their fault that the adjoining pool has been such a spectacular success.
Successive councils have deferred making a call on this incredibly complicated matter, but further delays only make things more complicated in the long run.
It's easy to say the decision should be deferred to the next group of councillors, but other strategies, policies, costs and possibly opportunities go with it.
Councillors have on several occasions voted to defer a decision on the Golden Square pool, but decision time looms.
Choices must now be made, and clarity achieved, in fairness to all concerned.