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Opening of Mullumbimby pool delayed to 18 September

The enormous job of cleaning up the Mullumbimby pool complex after Ex Cyclone Debbie is taking longer than anticipated with the pool now expected to open for the swimming season on the 18 September.

Byron Shire Council’s Open Space Facilities Coordinator, Pattie Ruck, said the final stage of filtering the water has been time consuming.

“We were hoping to open on the 1 September but to ensure the quality of the water meets the NSW Government’s Health Standards we have pushed the date back to the 18 September,” Mrs Ruck said.

“The mobile filtration unit that was brought up from Melbourne to reduce the turbidity of the water has done its job and we have now turned the onsite-filtration system on,” Mrs Ruck said.

“This is the hardest part of the filtration process because we are capturing all the fine particles in the water,” she said.

“The clarity of the water has improved so much in the last several weeks but the pool holds 1,825,000 litres of water so it is a big project,” she said.

Repairs to the kiosk are also well underway.

“Council would like to thank the community for its feedback, support and patience and all going well the Petria Thomas Pool will be open for a long, hot summer on the 18 September,” Mrs Ruck said.

The swimming season will be extended with the pool to remain open until the 13 May 2018.

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Byron Shire is located at Australia's eastern-most point with a population of almost 29,000. It is a thriving community where residents and visitors live, work and play in a sustainable environment and where Council strives to deliver the highest standard of local government services and infrastructure.