Entry fees reduced to encourage community pool patronage

Entry fees reduced to encourage community pool patronage

Published: August 26th 2019

COMMUNITY Pools in Biloela, Moura and Taroom will be popular places to beat the heat this summer after Council cut the price of entry to all three facilities.

Banana Shire Councillors voted to reduce the fees during the June budget meeting in a bid to encourage higher patronage of the facilities.

Banana Shire Mayor Nev Ferrier said it was a common sense decision with a number of benefits.

“By making the pools more affordable Council is making them more accessible, allowing more people, including families to enjoy the facilities,” Cr Ferrier said.

“We are lucky to have these three great facilities and we want more residents to enjoy them and use them as a way to cool down in the hot summers we experience here in Banana Shire.

Cr Ferrier said drowning was the greatest cause of accidental death in children under five in Australia.

“More young children and their parents having access to a pool facility means they will become more familiar with and around the water and increase water skills,” he said.

Entry into the Biloela, Moura and Taroom pools for the upcoming season will be $2 for children, $3 for adults and a season ticket for a family of four is $200.

Full list of fees.