Clarification: no decision on future of Todd Park, council says

New force: From left: Members of the newly-formed Friends of Todd Park and Carss Park Pool group, Dima Chmeisse, Karina McDougall, Elise Borg and and Natalie Mort at Todd Park. Picture: Chris Lane
New force: From left: Members of the newly-formed Friends of Todd Park and Carss Park Pool group, Dima Chmeisse, Karina McDougall, Elise Borg and and Natalie Mort at Todd Park. Picture: Chris Lane

The Leader would like to clarify that no decision has been made to build an aquatic facility at Todd Park, Blakehurst.

Last week, it was reported that a new community action group had formed as the result of residents' anger over Georges River Council's recent decisions to demolish Carss Park Pool and build a regional aquatic centre on Todd Park.

The article should have clarified that the council was only investigating the feasibility of Todd Park as a possible site for a future regional aquatic centre.

"There is no decision yet to build an aquatic facility at Todd Park," a council spokesperson said.

Georges River Council has committed to having a new aquatic centre after closing the Kogarah War Memorial Pool at Carss Park last July because of structural defects, leaving only the Sans Souci and Hurstville aquatic centres in the local government area.

The council hired Otium Group to complete a study, comparing the three proposed sites of Kogarah War Memorial Pool at Carss Park; Todd Park, Blakehurst; and Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah.

Otium recommended further detailed investigations be undertaken of Todd Park to definitively confirm it as the suitable site for a regional aquatic facility.

Following this, the Save Carss Park Pool Group and the Protect and Preserve Todd Park Association joined forces as the 'Friends of Todd Park and Carss Park Pool'.

The new group is rallying their communities to sign a pledge in support of the rebuilding of the 50-metre Carss Park Pool on its existing site, and the preservation of the parklands and playing fields at Todd Park.

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