The push to re-open the Buchan Pool continues with Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, saying he expected a positive outcome by this summer’s holiday period.
“Through consistent advocacy I think the Government now realises the importance of this facility to the community and also to visitors to the area,” he said.
“The latest information I have received from Parks Victoria is that it now intends to re-open the pool and is investigating options to ensure compliance with the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008.
“This is far more positive commentary than was being provided when it was closed down last summer, with no guarantees being given in relation to its re-opening, making its future uncertain.
“Last summer I believe the decision to shut it down was the easy option, rather than properly investigating solutions that could have been implemented to keep it open.
“At the very least, a commitment could have been made to have it open in the future.
“The Buchan community has made its views very well known on this and the Government’s language has certainly changed now and is now far more optimistic.”
Mr Bull said he will continue to monitor the progress to ensure it is open by the Christmas holiday period.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020