CAMPASPE Shire Council is undertaking a feasibility study to investigate the potential for a community hydrotherapy pool to be developed.
Mayor Adrian Weston said the study would provide a cost benefit analysis and identify community need for the service, consider partnership opportunities and assess potential locations.
‘‘A hydrotherapy pool relieves discomfort in the injured and elderly and promotes physical wellbeing through warm water based rehabilitation exercises,’’ he said.
‘‘Community demand, the benefits of a hydrotherapy pool to the community and the cost efficiency of establishing and maintaining such a facility will also be carefully considered.’’
The need for the pool arose following the closure of a privately run facility in Echuca and community expectation that the service was required.
Council has engaged @leisure Planners to complete the study.
‘‘Although council currently has no role in providing a hydrotherapy service, the feasibility study will start the discussion with the community, private and public service providers into the demand and viability of such a service,’’ Cr Weston said.
The project is now open for community comment through a range of avenues.
■Make a comment on the project Facebook page facebook.com/atleisurecampaspe/
■Fill in an online survey www.surveymonkey.com/r/Campaspe—Hydrotherapy—Facility
■Email your written ideas and comments to [email protected]
■Comment on the draft report at the end of the project.
In addition, @leisure will be contacting key stakeholders and potential partners directly to seek their views.
Information on this project is available on www.atleisure.com.au/currentprojects/campaspe-hydrotherapy-facility