Councillors' views - Jason Veliskou

Read the latest City Limits Magazine column by Councillor Jason Veliskou.

City Limits Magazine Issue 45 April 2014 Front Cover

This article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 45 - April 2014.

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Marion Outdoor Pool

Council has committed to replacing the waterslide at The Marion Outdoor Pool so it is up and running before the season begins in October this year. This was the right time to start considering other long term plans and improvements for this much loved community facility. In February, I successfully moved a motion that council consider funding a master plan for the Marion Outdoor Pool as part of its 2014 budget process.  If supported by council in the May budget process, we will finally have a master plan for what is likely our busiest outdoor/sport facility in the council area; yet the only major sporting facility currently without a master plan.

The master plan will provide the basis to improve and modernise the facility, provide opportunity for grants (to reduce costs for ratepayers), assist with long term budgeting and most importantly give the community a chance to have a say in how we can enhance this great facility for decades to come.

Council has also recently finalised a marketing plan for the Marion Outdoor Pool to further promote this excellent, affordable, family friendly, outdoor facility.

Clean Up Australia

Thank you to all the volunteers who gave their time to assist with Clean Up Australia Day 2014 on 2 March. After volunteering at various sites in Marion in the past I registered a site for the first time at Duncan Avenue Reserve, Park Holme. Registering a site is easy to do and a great way to meet other community minded locals.

Councillor Jason Veliskou