HIGH maintenance and operational costs have seen Loxton Waikerie councillors dismiss a petition to include a heated swimming pool in the Loxton sporting precinct design.
A PETITION for an under-cover heated swimming pool to be included in the Loxton sporting precinct design will be discussed today by Loxton Waikerie councillors.
LOXTON Tennis Club’s relocation to the town’s new sporting centre may see another $1 million added to the precinct’s price tag, bringing the total development’s cost to more than $13 million.
LOXTON Waikerie Council CEO Peter Ackland resigned this week after 14 years of service.
A LOCAL councillor will vacate the chamber whenever the Loxton sporting precinct development is discussed in the future due to his inability to have an “open and clear mind” about the project.
District Council of Loxton Waikerie (DCLW) councillor Trevor Quast made a statement in the chamber at Friday’s meeting, saying he “cannot personally justify the expenditure of ratepayers’ funds in such a project”.
A ‘PREFERRED design’ option has been locked in for Loxton’s new sporting precinct and local residents have been assured it won’t impact their annual rates bill.
RATEPAYERS won’t be impacted by the Loxton sporting precinct redevelopment if local councillors select the project’s ‘base design’ in the coming weeks.
A DESIGN for the new Loxton sporting precinct will be locked in over the coming weeks, determining the impact – if any – on rates through operating costs.