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Tag Archives: swimming pool

Stromlo Forest to get a swimming pool

By 21 May 2013

Andrew Barr has announced that the Stromlo Forest Park is also going to host a swimming pool:
The Gallagher Government is delivering on its election commitment to provide a new 50-metre indoor swimming pool in the Weston Creek/Molonglo area.
The Government is today announcing that land adjacent to Stromlo Forest Park has been chosen as the preferred [...]

Zed Seselja wonders why Labor won’t give Lanyon Valley a pool

By 27 February 2013

After Zed’s victorious campaign against the Pogos over the weekend he has now turned his mighty gaze onto the residents of Lanyon Valley and is wondering why Labor hasn’t given them a pool yet.
In the Assembly today, Mr Seselja will call on the ACT Labor Government to outline when they will develop more community facilities [...]

Liberals promise an indoor pool for the Lanyon Valley

By 20 September 2012

The Tuggeranong Push rolls on with the Liberals promising more facilities in parts South.
ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja and ACT Deputy Opposition Leader Brendan Smyth announced today that if elected, a Canberra Liberals Government will commit $15 million for the development of an indoor swimming pool in Lanyon.
“The Canberra Liberals believe that all Canberra residents [...]

Gungahlin 50 metre pool win

By 14 March 2011

The ACT Government has announced [Ed- drip fed to their poodles at the CT more like it] that this year’s budget will include funding for the Gungahlin Aquatic Centre to include a 50m pool, a 20m ‘utility’ pool (i.e. learn-to-swim, polo, etc), and toddlers area.
Since the Sport and Recreation people went out to [...]

People of Gungahlin, would you like a big pool or a small pool?

By 4 February 2011

Territory And Municipal Services have started a public consultation on whether to build a 25 metre pool in Gungahlin or a proper 50 metre one.
There’s a page of concept plans.
Two public drop-in information sessions will be held at the Canberra Raiders Club (Cnr Gozzard and Hibberson Streets) in the Town Centre from 12 noon to [...]

Adult Learn To Swim Classes?

By 11 October 2010

Hi folks, ill be quick.
I want to get a kayak and Mrs Danman wants me to learn to swim first.
I was plagued with ENT problems when I was a kidlet and subsequently never learned how to swim.
I was wondering if anyone an recommend any learn to swim programs, or 1 on 1 private instructors [...]

Swim Squad Alternatives for Children?

By 17 May 2010

After a number of years attending weekly swim training sessions our 10 yo daughter has reached the final level.
All going well she’ll graduate soon but then the only way to maintain her skills is to join a swim squad.
If making the Olympics is your ambition then swim squad is the way to go but all [...]

New Swimming Pool Fence Laws

By 12 January 2010

Have any swimming pool owners have any thoughts on the new swimming pool fence laws being introduced in the ACT? See the ABC News article.
We have a swimming pool with windows opening into the enclosure. They are wind out windows with flyscreen. How is a child going to get through that? Are we going to [...]

Deakin Deja vu

By 31 March 2009

As I gaze in to my crystal ball and try to work out the my own next move in the real extate market of Canberra I am again overwhelmed by this incredible feeling of deja vu. 
Another public pool in Canberra has been closed. In my reverie I am whisked back to 2001 to the closing [...]

Civic Pool – big toothpaste tube replaces big poo!

By 19 November 2008

The work at Civic Pool has been completed.
Readers might recall that the Duby Dome had come to look like a *cough* large potato.
The new structure keeps the blue and white motif but is ribbed and free standing so the need to keep the pool area pressurised is a thing of the past. Apparently this has [...]

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