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Summer is almost upon us and the Nimbin community will have relief from the heat very soon as the town’s pool is set to reopen later this month.

In line with current restrictions around swimming, Lismore City Council must comply with the COVID-19 Public Health Orders put in place by the NSW Government and this includes having people on site to monitor COVID-19 safety measures and ensure valid contact tracing records are kept.

Several members of the community have donated their time to make sure the pool is kept COVID-safe.

A free community facility

The pool is a free community facility and these requirements made it cost prohibitive for Council to open – but the Nimbin community has stepped in and committed to providing volunteer support.

Council is now working with the Nimbin Neighbourhood and Information Centre and the Friends of the Nimbin Pool to establish a roster of volunteers so the pool can open as soon as possible.

Council’s Assets Manager Scott Turner said Council and the community are really thankful that the Nimbin Neighbourhood and Information Centre, Friends of the Nimbin Pool and local community members have come on board to ensure this facility can open over the summer months. ‘Without their generous support, the pool could not open – it’s an extraordinary community effort.

‘We are aiming to open the pool in late November. When we have a volunteer roster in place, we will announce opening days and times to the broader community.

More volunteers are needed to help with the pool opening over summer. Anyone interested in signing up should email the Nimbin Neighbourhood and Information Centre at [email protected].

All volunteers will need a valid Working with Children Check. This can be completed at www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au.

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