Bellingen Shire Council have asked us to forward this request to seek feedback regarding heating the Bellingen Pool.
Council is considering submitting a grant application under the Liquor and Gaming Infrastructure Grants Program to heat the twenty five metre pool at Bellingen Swim Centre.
This is a highly competitive funding program that reinvests profits from gaming machines back into the community. It is one of the very few grant programs that doesn’t require any matched funding.
Before submitting a grant application, Council would first like to understand whether heating the twenty five pool is something that meets the needs of the community. Heating the pool will have many social benefits, but it will also incur additional operational costs.
Please become involved in Council’s decision-making process by completing the Heated Pool Community Engagement Survey on Council’s community engagement website ‘Create’. The survey can be accessed by clicking on the link below (please note you will need to register as a user before taking the survey):
Council genuinely values your opinion about this project and feels it is important to consider multiple perspectives. Completing the survey will ensure Council has a balanced understanding of all viewpoints and this will allow it to make an informed decision that will facilitate successful outcomes for the community.