Batemans Bay Indoor Aquatic Centre Committee Inc are pleased to have Mayor Liz Innes and Lindsay Usher, ESC Director of Planning and Sustainability Services attend their next meeting to talk about the Mackay Park Precinct plans which include an indoor aquatic centre. The meeting will be at the Catalina Club Monday 14th August at 2pm. With government funding available now is the time to make decisions. Come along and listen to what is being suggested and make your suggestions and/or show your support.
Eurobodalla Shire Council's (ESC) Director of Community Arts and Recreation, Kathy Arthur and ESC Recreation Development Co ordinater, Ann Nicholson will also be attending to advise about the new pool management for the Shire and what they are offering. Everybody is welcome and we invite you to bring interested friends
A new Batemans Bay Mackay Park Precinct Sunset Committee was tasked with helping to shape the future of the old Batemans Bay bowling club site.
The Batemans Bay Mackay Park Precinct Sunset Committee is officially comprised of nine community and four council representatives.
Council bought the former bowling club in April 2016 with a view to partner with private developers to redevelop the bowling club and aquatic centre sites. The sunset committee was established to help Council investigate development opportunities for the precinct and represent the broader interests of the Eurobodalla community.
The committee includes David MacLachlan from the Batemans Bay Chamber of Commerce, disability advocate Brad Rossiter, Jeannie Brewer from PerFex, Alan Russell from Batemans Bay Rotary, Carolyn Harding from the Batemans Bay Indoor Aquatic Centre Committee, Mathew Hatcher from the Tomakin Community Association, Jason Funnell from the Batemans Bay Tiger Juniors, Lyn Woolridge from the South Coast Pastel Society and Jean Baker from Batemans Bay U3A.
Mayor Liz Innes chairs the committee and Councillor Rob Pollock and Councillor Anthony Mayne are Council’s nominated representatives, however any interested councillor can attend the meetings.
Cr Innes said the project was one of the biggest in Council’s history and said in November 2016 how excited she was about its potential.
“With the site adjoining the existing Batemans Bay Aquatic Centre and the Mackay Park sporting grounds it forms a significant precinct in Batemans Bay and a gateway site for a whole shire,” she said in Nov 2016.
“With the right development, this has the potential to have a significant positive impact on the future of Batemans Bay and the Eurobodalla.”
When the site was purchased, Council identified a range of potential development outcomes for the broader precinct including tourist accommodation, an arts and cultural facility, a conference and event space, restaurants and cafes and a new aquatic centre.