GoFundMe campaign: Swimming Pool Scoping StudyFebruary 15, 2022
Coastal Native Foods Plants Labyrinth being constructedMay 12, 2022
A Port River Swimming Pool Scoping Study can now get underway.
The study will be undertaken by the UNSW Water Research Lab and will address:
- the design elements of a good tidal pool
- likely materials used to construct the Port River swimming facility
- overview of wave, climate and tides in the area
- preliminary review of constraints in the area
- case studies of tidal pools in Australia
- priorities for certain elements to be included in the Port River swimming facility
- indicative budget for capital and maintenance costs for a tidal pool in Port River
- preliminary estimate of the likely number of pool users for the Port River swimming facility and the indicative economic value of a pool visit.
ECF and the North Haven Surf Life Saving Club began searching for funding sources for a Scoping Study in mid 2020, and now the $20K needed has been raised:
- In 2021 the Suzanne Elliott Charitable Trust kindly provided half of the funds needed
- In January 2022 ECF and North Haven Surf Life Saving Club launched a GoFundMe campaign and with the support of Flinders Ports Holdings ($1K) and 30 generous individuals $2,750 was raised
- Kite (who are developing Dock One) indicated they would provide half of the remaining funds if the City of Port Adelaide Enfield matched their offer
- The City of Port Adelaide Enfield approved matching funds ($3,765) at their Council meeting on March 8th.
Many thanks to everyone who’s contributed.
The Port River is one of Australia’s swimmable rivers and we look forward to celebrating that with an Olympic size swimming facility.