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Deakin Pool goes kaput early

By johnboy - 27 March 2009 35

Apparently Deakin Pool was abruptly closed yesterday much earlier than had been expected with Deakin Swimming Limited going into administration.

Steve Doszpot is up in arms that Andrew Barr has not done more to prevent this happening.

    Mr Barr effectiveness on this issue has been non-existent. On the morning DSL appointed Administrators RSM Bird Cameron and the pool ceased operation, Mr Barr writes a letter to the owner of the pool requesting DSL not be charged for rent.

    “Mr Barr; you can’t be charged rent if you not open [Sic].

    “Mr Barr had four years to make sure the pool would continue to be viable, and only on the day it doesn’t open does he takes any action [Sic].

Apparently the pool is vital to the Deakin-Weston Creek community.

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Deakin Pool goes kaput early
The cat did it 1:14 am 28 Mar 09

The owner of the pool (not the lessee) has been curiously uncontactable by the media for the last few days- and very guarded about the future of the site before that, so the odds are shortening that he’s got a redevelopment proposal up his sleeve. Which is probably not surprising since the costs of running a pool must be significant, and even 1500 swimmers a week may not provide sufficient revenue to cover the cost of heating, staffing and maintenance.

pmm 8:13 pm 27 Mar 09

quostatus said :

Any suggestions for replacement lunch time activities in Deakin where the workplace doesn’t have a shower.

Visit the mint?

R. Slicker 5:12 pm 27 Mar 09

colourful sydney racing identity said :

That would have to be the worst press release I have ever seen. Perhaps we can run a competition to see who can spot the most errors in spelling and/or grammar? Your time begins…now.

Perhaps Tosspot’s been spending too much time with the soccer crowd and not enough time on remedial English. Memo Steve – the Reading Writing Hotline is 1300 655 506.

la mente torbida 1:06 pm 27 Mar 09

Closing early? The pool has been going downhill for years. Maybe if they had done some routine maintenance then they wouldn’t have had the business destroying costs to refurbish now.

Stopped going long ago, unfortunately Phillip and Manuka close this week.

Gobbo 12:52 pm 27 Mar 09

justbands said :

> Isn’t there a Fitness First gym in Deakin? Maybe you could try that instead

There’s no pool there.

There mightn’t be a pool but there are plenty of other activities for exercising during the lunchbrak. PLUS they have showers for after.

PreciousLilywhite 12:52 pm 27 Mar 09

The pool is gone from Deakin Health Spa and it is Oasis that has now closed.

This closure actually isn’t very cool. Heaps of people who can’t go to the gym and need to exercise in an aquatic space are going to be left high and dry by the current pool situation. With Erindale closing for refurb and Phillip being outdoors, it’s acutally a great deal of people in the Inner south, Woden, Weston Creek and Central Tuggies areas that are going to be without facilities for some time.
It seems the current governments thinking is to sell off land to property developers who build apartments with pools underneath for the lucky few above to (pay to) use and thus privatise the issue.

sezzle 12:33 pm 27 Mar 09

Wasn’t there Deakin Health Spa and Oasis in Deakin?

justbands 12:06 pm 27 Mar 09

> Isn’t there a Fitness First gym in Deakin? Maybe you could try that instead

There’s no pool there.

colourful sydney rac 11:55 am 27 Mar 09

That would have to be the worst press release I have ever seen. Perhaps we can run a competition to see who can spot the most errors in spelling and/or grammar? Your time begins…now.

burkes08 11:44 am 27 Mar 09

Isn’t there a Fitness First gym in Deakin? Maybe you could try that instead.

DrShrink 11:43 am 27 Mar 09

That’s a doozy of a press release. Is Steve getting random passing homeless people to write them for him?

quostatus 11:28 am 27 Mar 09

Damn – there goes my lunch time activity. At least I might get rid of the nasty cough I have had since I started swimming at Deakin. Any suggestions for replacement lunch time activities in Deakin where the workplace doesn’t have a shower.

burkes08 10:49 am 27 Mar 09

Actually, now I think about it, it may have been the Cannons they sponsored – they really needed the money!

burkes08 10:45 am 27 Mar 09

Yep, when swimming you always felt like the roof may fall down on you at any time but I still went there.

Back in the Kate Carnell days there was talk of the Canberra Southern Cross Club attempting to buy the Phillip outdoor pool and put a roof over it. There was supposed to be some sort of agreement that if the club sponsored the Canberra Capitals (which they did) that Kate would look kindly upon them next time the lease for the pool was up. Never happened, wish it had!

sepi 10:22 am 27 Mar 09

I think the fact they still had 1500 swimmers weekly, despite the mouldy state of the changerooms and the ancient pool demonstrates a need for a pool.

I hope this isn’t going to turn into yet more units.

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