|WHO IS TO BLAME?|
|WHAT YOU CAN DO|
Natalie cheered and applauded when previous Mayor Sam David threatened gallery with cancelling the whole pool redevelopment process.
14 years and the 'Labor Team' has refused to repair or adeqately replace our 50 metre pool.
It is time for the community to rally and raise funds so we can fix the pool ourselves - like we did in the late 50's when we first built the bloody thing.
2005: Its 13 years now and our three outdoor pools are still
not repaired. Reports by consultants have indicated the remaining
25 metre - 6 lane indoor pool is the most used pool in Victoria.
It is so over crowded that less than 30% of the population bother
going there anymore. And now $7.6 million dollars of community
and State Government funds later, and Brimbank Council have applied
for a permit to build a three foot deep indoor pool - and
to bury the Olympic Pool and two other outdoor pools forever...
October 2005: Brimbank Council rejects plan to build an outdoor pool. Recreation manager Carol Julian claims council will review the situation in 2 or 3 years time. i.e. It will be 16 years before they even consider building or fixing our outdoor pools. Two generations of teenagers won't swim...ever!
October 2005: Dept Victorian Communities survey indicates Brimbank is the least active of Victoria's 79 local government areas and has very poor recreation and leisure facilities and infrastructures. Will Justin Madden allow the councillors to spend State Government funds on a useless three foot deep pool with no masterplan, no thought for 2030 and let them bury hundreds of square metres of existing aquatic space?
August 2005: Council confirms intentions to build a 3 foot deep wading pool as replacement to the 50 metre pool. Council ignores fact that Sunshine has the least aquatic space in Victoria. Labour Unity Councillor Ian Douglas states he has had talks with union officials in council. Union officials say there was no contact and that bans remain in place.
2005: Sunshine Swim and Leisure centre redevelopment still
not included in the Brimbank Aquatic Strategy...
Note: This page is now out of date. We leave it here as a reminder of the thousands of hours put in by local residents to try and achieve a fair outcome for the families of Sunshine (listed as the 2nd most disadvantaged suburb in Victoria according to the ABS)
What you can do...
A good start
might be trying to accomplish 3 of the following points.
Download and distribute the pool
to the next pool rally and bring your family and friends.
up for Sunshine Pool SMS alerts: xxxx xxx xxx This number has been retired
Make a donation to the Sunshine Pool Fighting Fund
6: Forward our newsletters and SMS messages to everyone you know.
7: List your business on our website and hand out information pamphlets to your customers.
letters demanding the repair or adequate replacement of the Sunshine
outdoor pools to Brimbank Council and our State and Federal MP's (contact
9: Ring Talkback
Radio and let everyone know what is happening!
Become active by volunteering to put up posters, help with letterboxing,
attend meetings of the group.
12: Tell all your friends, neighbours and local businesses about this website and encourage them to join the e-mail list or SMS list above.