29 July, 2023
Pool upgrades prove popular
POOL attendance at Mareeba’s Aquatic Centre rose sharply last month.
Mareeba Shire Council officers attributed to the rise to the opening of the new Splash Park at the centre and the heating of pools coming online.
In June, 1400 entries were recorded for the Mareeba facility, well up on the 850 who attended the pool centre in May.
Deputy Mayor Cr Kevin Davies said the pool heating had been welcomed by a lot of pool users.
“I have been hearing some thanks from some of the pool users because when it had to close during the cooler months, they said their fitness or wellbeing drops off for that two months,” he said.
“Now, they can use the pool – it’s a good 26 degrees which suits the elderly users and those who use it as part of their physiotherapy so it’s a good result.”
Kuranda attendance remained in line with previous years, while Dimbulah Pool is closed for winter and will re-open in early September.