Winter Sunday swimmers locked out
TWEED Shire Council is considering closing the Kingscliff pool on Sundays during winter.
Low patronage at the pool on Sundays is behind the possible closure.
Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre's aquatic facilities supervisor Glenn Nott said a decision concerning the pool's opening hours was yet to be reached.
“The costs of keeping Kingscliff pool open on Sundays far exceeds the income generated on those days, because of very low patronage on Sundays,” Mr Nott said.
Mr Nott said the pending decision would not apply to all seasons.
“A closure of Kingscliff pool on Sundays would only apply during winter,” Mr Nott said.
“The Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre facilities at Murwillumbah and Tweed South would remain open on these days.”
Kingscliff resident Peter Gladwin said season ticket-holders like his wife would lose out if the pool was to close on Sundays during winter.
“People still want to swim in winter and people who have already purchased seasonal passes will be missing out,” Mr Gladwin said.
“Many of the people who have already bought the seasonal passes or use the pool on a regular basis work during the week.
“If the pool was to be closed on Sundays then these people would not be able to get as much use out of the pool on weekends.”
Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre's Murwillumbah facility features a heated indoor pool which is open for classes and recreational use through winter.
Tweed Shire Council will notify pool patrons of any changes to the pool's opening hours when a decision concerning Sunday trading is reached.
The Kingscliff pool, located in Cudgen Rd, is open during the week Monday to Friday from 5.30am-7pm.
The weekend opening hours are currently Saturday 6am-4pm and Sunday 10am-4pm.