Council closes pools
HIGH levels of bacteria have forced the Gold Coast City Council to close the popular Currumbin Rock Pools to swimmers.
Water quality tests indicate the presence of Enterococci bacteria, and Division 14 councillor Chris Robbins said the temporary closure of the pools was necessary to ensure the safety of swimmers.
“We are not sure what has created this situation,” Cr Robbins said.
“It could be one of many potential sources – considering the rocks pools are in the same catchment as public and private onsite sewage treatment facilities, and there are cattle within and adjacent to waterways.
“The health and safety of water users is the priority, which is why we’re closing the rocks pools until tests indicate that it is safe to swim again.
“Investigations will continue and hopefully the source of contamination can be determined.”
Heath Cameron and his son Mason drove from Redlands last Friday to swim in the rock pools on Currumbin Creek Road but they had to change their plans after seeing the warning sign.