Keith Spry teaching pool to be open to the general public when not in use for swimming lessons.

Petition details

The newly refurbished Keith Spry pool in Johnsonville has a new dedicated teaching pool. This petition supports the use of this pool by the general public during the times when swimming lessons are not occurring in this pool or when only a few lanes are in use. Use of the dedicated teaching pool when it is not in use for private swimming lessons would cater for 5-10 year olds who currently have no suitable place to swim.

Submitted by Nerys Foster
Opened 25 March 2015
Closed 25 June 2015
Status Presented

Background information

Keith Spry is a Council run pool which was refurbished at a budgeted cost of $6 million. There is a new toddler pool for under 5s but the main pool is not suitable for 5-10 year olds due to the water temperature being too cool, the depth of the pool getting to 1.8 metres and the use of a substantial part of the pool for adult lane swimming. This means the 5-10 year olds often end up using the toddler pool which becomes overwhelming for the younger children.


Signatures: 263

What happened to this petition?

This petition closed for signatures on 25 June 2015.

The petition was presented to the Community, Sport & Recreation Committee (disestablished October 2016) committee on 12 August 2015.

This ePetition will be presented at the next Community, Sport and Recreation Committee meeting on Wednesday 12 August.