Appeal to Liberal Party
Does the local branch of the Liberal Party want and expect a Labor Party win at the next election?
Or is it just complacent and comfortable in the knowledge that they can hold their positions in the party machine, and that it is all too much trouble?
Where are the meetings urging people to hear the explanations for the policies you are pushing?
You have a wonderful opportunity to promote your cause and win the election against Labor, who would be disastrous fro the country and the people in it.
Nearly all the people I know, agree that the Labor policies would be horrendous on the economy and our children and their children - and so on for unknown generations - perhaps never to regain the wonderful lifestyle and freedoms we now enjoy.
Please do not let this chance slip by.
How long is a pool?
There has been a lot of media space devoted to the proposed aquatic, arts, and community centre proposed for Batemans Bay and a good bit of it has been focusing on the politics rather than the “facts” of the matters, largely due to there not being any details of a business case being made public.
Here are a few “pros” for having an Olympic length pool, vs a 25 metre one, in Batemans Bay:
- 50 metres is the standard length of Olympic pools – our shire should have an Olympic standard pool: Narooma’s pool is a 50 metre/6 lane one.
- 50 metres is the recommended length for serious competitive swimming - i.e. to match Olympic and world standards – both as a training and event/carnival venue. (Sure there are short course events up to world level but these are regarded as inferior to Olympic standards. Short course training can be conducted in an Olympic pool but not vice versa.)
- It is the recommended length for fitness training, particularly for stamina, recommended by peak sporting bodies in addition to those involved in aquatic sports.
- It is the length recommended by schools for their water safety training and competitions. (Considering the easy access to water in our shire, it is an indictment on the system that there are many students who can’t swim!)
- Surf Life Saving hold that the off season stamina training is essential for the capability and safety of their members and that the presence of such a facility will aid the recruitment of life savers.
- The competitive swimming facilities and club-type infrastructure encourage young people to be physically fit and healthy, to be socially aware, capable and responsible around water and to strive for sporting excellence in some cases.
- Good coaching/training personnel will be attracted to good facilities that support competitive swimming and other aquatic sports all year round (they don’t want a job just for the summer and to be unemployed in winter nor do the swimmers want to be fit only half the time).
- Road safety, time saving and the local economy will be benefitted. Many serious swimmers are travelling to Ulladulla for access to quality facilities and coaching – it is a shorter drive and more sense for Bay area people to go out of the shire than to go to Narooma for the inferior facilities available there.
- A large pool allows for multiple simultaneous activities – e.g. some lanes can be reserved for squad training while organised aquarobics happen in some and there is still room for recreational/personal exercising users.
Do you have any pros or cons for council’s consideration?