Your View: Swimming enclosure access denied again

AS a regular swimmer at what’s left of the Wallaroo swimming enclosure I was disappointed to see access to the enclosure denied, again, on Saturday morning, February 10.

The previous morning(s) we gained access down the northern ramp as hundreds of people have done for the past six weeks.

What changed in the 24 hours between Friday morning and Saturday morning?

The northern/western ramp access was not ideal but with a reasonable amount of care it could be negotiated by most people. It is surely better than having people scrambling down the rocks or wading around to the enclosure and clambering over the net.

I also have trouble understanding why the “snorklers’ steps” were built where they were, and why no steps were built which actually provided more sturdy and reliable access to the enclosure.

I had a sentimental attachment to the old Wallaroo jetty and was heartbroken and angry when it was neglected to the point where it was allowed to blow down. That jetty nobly served generations of Copper Coast swimmers. Summer came and it was ready, all summer, every summer.

Here we are, two summers later, with no jetty, newly-installed steps that lead to where the old jetty was, and an obstacle course to gain access to the enclosure.

Could the council just give us reasonable access to what’s there while the blame game, finger pointing, buck passing and meaningless spin goes on and we hopefully end up with something that even remotely approaches what was promised?

John Duncan, Wallaroo

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