SHE is among the 96 per cent of people who want their much-loved pool to get a modern make-over.
And Alexandra Lipa, who is part of Bexley North Public School’s parliament, urged the council to adopt the latest capital expenditure report into Bexley Swimming and Leisure Centre’s $31.5 million upgrade when the matter went before the council last night.
There has been huge community support for the upgrade, including from organisations involved in swim safety and education.
‘‘I have been using the pool for most of my life,’’ Alexandra said.
‘‘It is where I learned to swim and where we have carnivals, so I would love to see it improved.’’
In the past few months, the council assessed its capacity to manage and complete the project, established a more accurate estimated cost of the pool’s design, confirmed a funding strategy and developed a risk management plan.
A member of the Bexley pool supporters group, Mark Hanna, said the upgrade plan looked impressive.
‘‘We’ve done research around Australia into what councils are spending on these things [and] it’s extremely good value for money.’’
Why should the upgrade go ahead?