Extended opening hours for Lara pool

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Lara residents will have an extra hour to cool off every weeknight for the rest of summer, with the town pool’s opening times extended, as of Monday 4 February.

In response to community feedback, the City agreed to open the Lara pool until 7pm, from Monday to Friday throughout February, giving locals more opportunity to swim after school or work.

This is a change from the previous 6pm closing time, and brings Lara into line with Kardinia pool, which also closes at 7pm.

Weekend opening hours of 10am until 5pm will remain unchanged, but as is already the case, the pool will stay open for longer on extremely hot days.

The new opening hours will be trialled for the remainder of this summer, with the take-up from residents to determine if the change becomes permanent for the 2019-20 season.

Cr Kylie Grzybek, Windermere Ward:

The pool is an important asset for the local community, and it's great that the people of Lara will have extra time for a swim during the week.

We've listened to the feedback from locals, and the important thing now, is that we have good user numbers during the extended hours, because that'll decide if the 7pm closing time becomes standard, next summer. So the message is: use the pool, and use it often!

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