Your View: Wateroo worse

MY mate Jack visited me in August last year.

He grew up at Wallaroo when he was younger, and spent many days at the old swimming pool attached to the jetty.

Jack came back from Adelaide to visit me for the weekend of April 13-15. We went and had a look at the floating pontoons in the new Wateroo swimming area. Jack’s eyes glazed over when he saw the damage.

Jack reminded me when he was here last August, the swimming area was supposed to be up and running by October of that year. Alas, Jack was bemused, as the pontoon area was now in a far worse condition. Jack just looked at me, looked back at the broken bits and pieces, and said last time he was here, he called it Waterooted. Nothing had changed, he said.

I assured Jack things were in hand. Apparently, the pontoons would be taken out after the April school holidays, reconfigured (or something), and put back in place for the Christmas holidays. Jack, being one not to mince words, said council should just cut its losses, get rid of the swimming enclosure, and rebuild what was there before.

“What were people thinking when they decided to build a swimming area, with floating pontoons, in what is effectively open sea?” he asked. “Sorry mate, but next trip, I’m going to head somewhere where they have a real swimming area.”

As Jack was leaving, he hung his head out of the car window and said, “This Wateroo thing is a joke.”

I have now rung Jack and told him since he left in April, things in the swimming area are a lot worse.

Mark Schroeder, Wallaroo

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