Bring on the sun, our pool awaits
By Nerida Blok
It took four days and two million litres of water, but Lismore's Memorial Baths is now full.
Lismore City Council general manager Paul O'Sullivan said taps were turned off yesterday after water from Rocky Creek Dam had filled the 51-metre, eight-lane main pool.
Mr O'Sullivan said construction of the $9.6 million swimming complex, including a 25-metre warm-up pool and toddlers wading pool, would be com- pleted in late August.
"No dates have been set for an official opening, but it will obviously be ready for the summer season," he said.
The council's special projects manager, Lindsay Walker, said an artist was commissioned this week to co-ordinate the $73,000 mural for the pool wall facing Market Street.
"A national muralist from Melbourne will utilise images from the Richmond River Historical Society collection," Mr Lindsay said.
He said the $200,000 mobile pool di- vider would also arrive next week.