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Closing the gate at Kambah Pool

By johnboy - 27 June 2013 7

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TAMS are making sure there’s no doubt that Kambah Pool’s gates are closing at night from Monday:

Canberrans are reminded that the gates to Kambah Pool will be closed overnight from Monday 1 July to reduce ongoing vandalism and antisocial behaviour at the recreation area, Brett McNamara, Manager Regional Operations for ACT Parks and Conservation Service, said today.

“Access gates on the Kambah Pool Road will be closed to vehicles on a nightly basis from Monday 1 July 2013,” Mr McNamara said. “The gates will be closed from 6 pm to 8 am during non-daylight savings time and from 9 pm to 8 am during daylight savings time.

“We have seen an increase in anti-social behaviour and the vandalism of recreational assets at Kambah Pool over the last few years, including the dumping of rubbish, lighting of fires and car racing.

“Earlier this year, one vandal used a chainsaw to cut down trees and damage walking trail bridges, which cost approximately $8,000 to repair.

“It’s disappointing that despite the ranger time and money put into providing quality recreation areas and facilities, the community can’t enjoy them in full because of vandalism.

The money spent on repairs is a drain on resources which could otherwise be used more efficiently on the parks and reserves conservation estate.”


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7 Responses to
Closing the gate at Kambah Pool
harvyk1 10:31 am 28 Jun 13

eyeLikeCarrots said :

I keep hearing that people go to the pool and walk around without wearing pants ? Its this some Canberra rumor like Limestone Lizzy ?

Nothing wrong with going without pants, it’s just some of the other things which happen down there which make it a less than desirable place to be.

eyeLikeCarrots 8:29 am 28 Jun 13

I keep hearing that people go to the pool and walk around without wearing pants ? Its this some Canberra rumor like Limestone Lizzy ?

wildturkeycanoe 7:30 am 28 Jun 13

Another case of rotten individuals ruining it for everyone else. Will they be open on weekends/public holidays or does the ranger get a sleep in?

Punter 8:28 pm 27 Jun 13

magiccar9 said :

I assume they’ve put a second gate there, else from the pic you could just drive around the existing one as it doesn’t seem to cover the full width of the road…

MC9, I’m quite sure the pic is google maps street view, dated December 2009. If you hold your left click on the image you can even look around. Can anyone else comment if this structure is still in place or if it has been improved?

magiccar9 12:42 pm 27 Jun 13

I assume they’ve put a second gate there, else from the pic you could just drive around the existing one as it doesn’t seem to cover the full width of the road…

Solidarity 11:51 am 27 Jun 13

What a bummer.

p1 10:44 am 27 Jun 13

Do they clarify if the Recreation Area itself is closed or just the road in?

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