The Eurobodalla Shire Council has chosen to go ahead with the development of Batemans Bay's new aquatic and arts centre at Mackay Park.
At Tuesday's council meeting (July 28), councillors voted 6-3 to see the improvements go ahead.
Those for were: Mayor Liz Innes, Cr Lindsay Brown, Cr Rob Pollock, Cr Maureen Nathan, Cr James Thomson and Cr Jack Tait.
Those against were: Cr Pat McGinlay, Cr Anthony Mayne and Cr Phil Constable.
Councillors also approved the budget for the development in a closed session, where figures were not disclosed under a commercial in confidence agreement.
However, Mayor Innes said the successful tenderer would be made aware of today's decision and "as soon as practical" the budget would be made public.
More to come.