The future of Brown Hill’s outdoor pool was decided last night and if you like swimming laps it’s not good news.
Councillors voted in favour of decommissioning the pool 6 votes to 3 with a Splash Park set to replace it.
Council says it’ll cost more than $230,000 to get rid of it, however if they had of chosen to refurbish the pool the price tag was estimated at $1.3 million.
In other City of Ballarat news, the re-development of the Bridge Mall has moved a step closer with a contractor awarded the job at this week’s council meeting.
Civil construction company 2Construct has got the $12.6 million (ex-gst) gig which includes work to redevelop Grenville Street, the Mall and Coliseum Walk.
Council announced this week that the complete Bakery Hill project will now cost $3.6 million more than the $15 million budgeted and will take 12 to 18 months to construct.
Works are expected to commence mid-year.