Proposed swimming pool removal prompts action

Pretty Beach Tidal Pool.

The proposed removal the Pretty Beach swimming pool enclosure by Central Coast Council has prompted the Wagstaffe-Killcare Community Association to seek its retention.

Association president Mr Mike Allsop said: “We are very concerned about the potential loss of a community asset through inattention to maintenance.

“We are also concerned about the unfettered growth of mangroves along the Pretty Beach shoreline which would be detrimental to both access and outlook.

“We envisage an approach to the State Government on this matter as it appears Fisheries policy is driving this.”

Mr Allsop said the Association recognised the low usage and maintenance of the pool, yet was nonetheless moved to encourage community engagement in an anticipated consultation period expected soon.

“There has been a prolonged history of mangrove infestation in this area… and the pool itself was most recently cleared of mangroves about six years ago,” Mr Allsop said.

“In advance of the anticipated community consultation process, if you have a view on this matter one way or the other, please let us know via email to the WTKCA secretary at:

SOURCE: Newsletter, 9 June 2020, Mike Allsop, WTKCA