Have a say on pools by 5pm today

21 March 2016

Residents have until 5pm Tuesday to have a say on what aquatic facilities they want for Albury's future.

AlburyCity Mayor Henk van de Ven said that as of 9am Monday morning, 592 submissions had been received .

"We've received 592 submissions... We have more than 50,000 residents and we need as many of them as possible to have a say so that we have a better reflection of what the community wants," Cr van de Ven said.

"Even if we stick with our current pools and don't build an indoor aquatics facility, it will be a big investment and we need to know what the community wants."

The seven options include keeping the existing Albury and Lavington Swim Centres and/or developing an indoor regional aquatic leisure centre at either the Lauren Jackson Sports Centre or the Lavington Swim Centre.

Each option has been developed based on detailed business and financial modelling, including capital investment and ongoing operational costs over a 10-year period.

The costs range from $20M to retain the existing swim facilities to $36M for a regional aquatic leisure centre with a 51.5M indoor pool.

Residents can have a say before 5pm Tuesday at alburycity.nsw.gov.au/haveasay or go to their local library or Council's Kiewa St Offices.