Wednesday 29 February 2012
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COUNCIL ENDORSES $1.7
CONCEPT PLAN FOR CANOWINDRA POOL
A long-term strategy and concept plan for a $1.7 million upgrade of Canowindra swimmingpool has been endorsed by Cabonne Council.
The first stage of the project, a $350,000 refurbishment of the pool’s amenities block has just
been completed, and the Council will now prepare a design and construction brief for the nextphase.
This will involve converting the existing 33m pool to a 25m lap pool, revamping the children’s
pool and building a new water play area.The upgrade will also include the provision of additional shade areas, a club room and storagearea, solar heating, plant upgrade, repairs to the concrete concourse and new fencing andlandscaping.Cabonne Mayor Bob Dowling said the design and construction brief would allow the Councilto call for detailed designs and costings and enable it to explore funding options.
The first stage of funding is expected to be included in Council’s 2012/13 Budget.
The Mayor said the long-term plan had been developed with the community through aconsultation process that included two public meetings.
“After looking at two options for a 25 metre lap pool and a 50 metre, eight
-lane pool, thecommunity chose the first option, but requested changes to the location of the water play
area,” Cr Dowling said.
“We’ve included those changes into the latest plan so that the water play area would be builtat the western (entrance) end of the complex near the children’s pool.”
Cr Dowling said the 50-metre pool option would have meant additional ongoing costs of morethan $100,000 a year.
In developing the concept, the Council commissioned a structural engineer’s report on the
existing pool, which showed it was well built and in sound condition.
The examination included laboratory testing of concrete cores taken from the pool’s walls and
“Any reported leaks can be attributed to external pipe work,” the engineer’s report said.
Canowindra residents have been invited to a free poolside barbecue to be hosted by localCouncillors Anthony Durkin and Kevin Walker from 4pm on Saturday 3 March 2012 to markthe completion of the refurbished amenities block, with free entry after 3:30pm.
The 50th Anniversary of the RAS Showgirl Competition this year will benefit from the inclusionof three wonderful ambassadors from the western region.Kirralee Burke, winner of the 2011 Canowindra Showgirl crown, will go on to compete withKate Warren from Dubbo and Katrina Westcott from Peak Hill, at Sydney in April.On Saturday night the Zone 6 Finals of the Showgirl event was a huge success for Zone 6Coordinator Claudia Wythes; the Services Club; the Showgirl Committee; but most importantlythe village of Canowindra.This year also marks the end of a long and enjoyable road for Penny Nash, one of the two2011 Canowindra Showgirl Coordinators with Cheryl Wythes. In 1997 Penny took on the roleand had her first Zone 6 Finalist that year with Sarah Cartwright. Other finalists have beenTracey Lamb, Andrea Davis, and now Kirralee.In 2001, the 40th anniversary of the competition, Claudia Wythes was successful in winning thecoveted RAS Showgirl sash, which added a sense of personal achievement for Claudia inorganising and celebrating the evening.The newly refurbished Canowindra Services Club Function Centre was unveiled for the firsttime since August 2010, when a fire caused extensive smoke damage to the inside of the hall.Grant Cummings, Manager of the Services Club was impressed at how the newly refurbishedFunction Centre operated, "After many months, and long, late nights, it was great to see thatthe effort was appreciated and admired."We now have to focus on getting the rest of the Club finished, and hope to have itcompleted by ANZAC Day this year, weather permitting."Mr Cummings advises, "We can now take bookings for the Function Centre for communitymeetings and functions by calling 0427 441 921."The Canowindra Showgirl Committee would like to thank the staff of the Old Vic Inn for thehospitality shown to the girls during their stay, and throughout the rigorous interviewschedule; Grant Cummings, and the Board of the Services Club for the hard work and diligenceshown in preparing the venue for such a prestigious event.Congratulations Kirralee and good luck in Sydney on Saturday 14 April. The presentationceremony begins at 1pm in the Sydney Showground Amphitheatre at Olympic Park, and every-one is welcome to be part of the Kirralee support group.
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Canowindra will be holding a car bootsale at the Masonic Lodge in BlatchfordStreet, 17 March 9am-2pm.Proceeds from the day will go to the BetterLife "
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" Path.Sausage sizzle & drinks will be available forpurchase throughout the day. Sites availablefor only $10, get in early & contact IanGuihot on 0428 634 410.
training: the first games of theWoodbridge Cup start late April, with a fewweeks of trials beforehand. Training is6.30pm Wednesday & Friday nights for theFirst Graders, Youth League and League Tagat Tom Clyburn Oval. It's going to be a hugeseason for our rugby league teams being thehost venue for the 2012 Grand Finals, soread the Phoenix each week to find out whenand where the games are being played andsupport our guys and girls to cheer them intothe top of the ladder
the Canowindra High School FoodTechnology department need glass jars withlids suitable for preserving chutney, they canbe left at the front office during school hours.
ALL CRIME & antisocial behaviour. If apolice presence is required call 000, ifreporting a non threatening incident call thePAL on 131 444. Please ensure when youleave your vehicle that you lock it and stowany valuable items so they can't be seenthrough the windows.