Therapy pool not shelved

Tweed Shire Council administrator Max Boyd says the hydrotherapy pool for Murwillumbah will go ahead.

"It has not been abandoned, the hydrotherapy pool is definitely going ahead," Mr Boyd said yesterday.

The issue is, when it will happen. It had been planned for March next year, but this idea was shelved when the necessary rate increase was abandoned by the administrators.

But Mr Boyd said the hydrotherapy pool would remain a high priority and the administrators were working on a seven-year plan which would prioritise the projects for the shire.

Community groups continue to raise money for the facility.

The Mt Warning Rotary AM group raised $10,000 in May from the La Di Da Masquerade Ball, bringing the total they have raised for the project to more than $30,000.

Dr John Griffin, the council's general manager, spoke to the group at their meeting this week to confirm that the pool would go ahead.

The club will now begin planning more events to raise money for the much-needed facility.

The cost of setting up a hydrotherapy pools can run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Most hydrotherapy pools are used by people of all ages suffering from a variety of conditions and disabilities to improve their overall health.

Other uses for the pools include teaching swimming to people with disabilities.

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