IF you’re curious what we’re getting for our money with stage one of the new aquatic centre then your curiosity may soon be resolved.
Lithgow Council’s GM Roger Bailey has announced the building will be officially opened at 10 am on Monday August 27 — one of the last civic duties to be performed by Mayor Neville Castle before his September retirement.
The ceremony will be open to the public but if such things are not your cup of tea you can still check out the place at a subsequent open day being planned by council.
For the start of the new swimming season in October this stage one block will house the entrance facilities, staff offices and first aid room, and the change rooms.
Meantime council continues to ponder just what to do with the original facilities which have faithfully served the swimmers in our community since the very first season back in 1962.
In other words, the new facility is the first serious upgrade in half a century so the $300,000 to build the entire pool complex back then was good value for money.
Just for the record, the pool made a $5000 profit in its first season of operation.