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Outdoor pools to open Saturday
Latrobe City’s three outdoor pools will open for the summer season this Saturday
By Latrobe City Council - 29th November 2001 - Back to News
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Latrobe City’s three outdoor pools will open for the summer season this Saturday providing the temperature exceeds 23 degrees Celsius, and for the first time a season ticket will provide citizens with entry to all of Council’s outside pools.
Latrobe City Mayor, Councillor Brendan Jenkins, said Council had taken the initiative to expand opportunities for citizens enjoying the outdoor pools by providing access to all outdoor pools with a season ticket. "This will make the pools more accessible to the entire community no matter where they reside," Cr Jenkins said
"Season tickets remain a very affordable approach to a season of summer swimming at the outdoor pools, especially now that tickets are transferable between pools. Patrons can experience the uniqueness of each pool and meet up with friends at a pool in another town, knowing their season ticket will provide admission," Cr Jenkins said.
"Each of our outdoor pools has a particular drawcard that makes it worth visiting. Traralgon has its waterslide and some great aquatic programs; Yallourn North is quieter, has that laid back and relaxing atmosphere about it and a great ‘learn to swim’ pool for the littlies; and Moe has diving boards and its new beach volleyball court."
Councillor Jenkins also announced the reintroduction of family season tickets, saying they provided a low-cost and attractive option for families. "We have tried to minimise the cost of accessing Latrobe’s outdoor swimming pools this summer and believe reintroducing family season passes provide citizens with the best value. There’s a one-off reasonable fee, and once purchased, no matter how long the season extends, families are covered by the season ticket," Cr Jenkins said.
"It will encourage parents who perhaps may not make swimming an everyday part of their lifestyle to join their kids at the pool on a warm evening without incurring additional cost. It’s a great way to get families together," Cr Jenkins said.
"We are also pleased to announce an extension of operating hours which will provide an additional service for citizens by expanding the opportunities for people to swim," Cr Jenkins added.
Pool admission charges for the 2001/2002 season are: family $7.50; single adult (16 years and over) $2.80; concession card holder $1.80; children (5-15 years) $1.80; children (4years and under) free); and student $2.10. Family season tickets are $125; single adult (16 years and over) $47; concession card holders $32.50; children's (5-15 years) $32.50; and student $38. Opening hours if the forecast temperature is above 23 degrees are 12noon–6pm weekdays and 10am-6pm weekends during December, February and March; and daily 10am-6pm during January.
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