rs have also accused us of not getting behind the project enough, amid concerns that the project could be jeopardised by reporting on behalf of the section of the community that either does not want this pool, or who does not want to spend the $21 million figure, that has been given as a worst case scenario. The Times has followed the community and council debate about whether or not the region needs a pool, for decades. There are callouses on some of our journalists' fingers that would not have been there otherwise, because of the numerous pool stories we've published over the years. We've run photographs of former mayor Mary Lou Corcoran prancing around in floaties in Warland Reserve to try to rev up enthusiasm for a pool. We've reported on the formation and disintegration of working parties, meetings to discuss a pool, and fund raising events for a pool.
could have their say during the consultation period. We have reported on the number of surveys received from each councils' ratepayers on the pool proposal.
We've reported on the gift of the land on which the proposed pool would lie, by the Wright family, who are the Beyond developers. We've reported on the planned rate rises to pay for a pool, and Velvet Puma Creepers Red the applications for funding, which the project hinges on. We have heard from families who would like their children to be able to learn to swim and compete a little closer to home, for whom a rate rise would be welcome, in comparison to their current costs to travel outside of the distric.
we even got his thoughts on the matter which were, if you are going to breed champion swimmers, you need a swimming pool. We reported the facts when a previous push for a pool fell over, when the councils terminated their partnership with Candetti Constructions. In the most recent push for a pool, when the current proposal's plans were unveiled, we dedicated several pages including the front page to the Puma Creepers White Oatmeal