View of the Ballina Memorial Olympic Pool and Waterslide. Photo Rebecca Lollback /The Northern Star
View of the Ballina Memorial Olympic Pool and Waterslide. Photo Rebecca Lollback /The Northern Star Rebecca Lollback

Heating for Ballina shire pools to take longer

SWIMMERS may have to wait an extra year to enjoy a heated Ballina or Alstonville pool, after the redevelopment time frame was pushed back.

Based on the planning approval process, the redevelopment of both pools will take place during the 2017 off season, according to an update in this week's Ballina Shire Council Ordinary Meeting agenda.

Originally, the pools were scheduled for work during this year's off season, with the intention of completion before the 2017 season.

Both pools were originally built in the early 1970s.

Due to their ageing, and the subsequent increase in operating costs, it was decided both pools would require extensive redevelopment.