Hepburn Shire Council conducted a Consultation & Scoping Process during 2016-17 to gauge the level of support for swimming pools within the Creswick Ward. Contributors to the process included Creswick Ward residents and several representative groups and service organisations. Creswick & District Aquatic Centre Inc., made a submission on behalf of its 200 members and others keen to see an indoor heated pool established in Creswick.
Following the consultation process, Council considered costs, construction models and possible locations within the Creswick township for a moderate-sized 25m lap pool. It was acknowledged that an outdoor pool was not feasible and that running costs could be restrained by the use of waste energy.
Council has now designated an indoor pool as a Priority Project for Creswick. The actual establishment of such a facility may be some way off, but this is a positive development. The committee looks forward to seeing the project up and running