It is time to make a splash with the public swimming pools at Stanthorpe, Allora and Killarney are now open for summertime fun. The Council outdoor pools were closed during the winter months and have recently been cleaned ready for swimmers this summer.

Southern Downs Regional Council Mayor Tracy Dobie said that the pools provide an inclusive social environment for the local communities and Council considers re-opening the facilities an important service for residents despite the current drought. “Council is fully aware of the need to preserve the dwindling water supplies, however we believe it is in the best interest of the community for the pools to be open over the spring and summer period,” said Mayor Dobie.

“Council believes that the region’s swimming pools provide immense community, social, vocational and mental health wellbeing benefits, especially with the expected hot, dry summer months ahead,” she continued.

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