Media Release

To           All Media

From      Mayor, Cr Cheryl Fuller

Date        25/01/2024

Re           Temporary Closure of Ulverstone Waterslide

Ulverstone Waterslide temporarily closed to allow water quality to return to appropriate levels.

The Ulverstone Waterslide, operated by Central Coast Council, has been temporarily closed today to allow for water quality to return to the appropriate levels. The process of addressing the water quality, re-testing and waiting for lab results is expected to take around one week.

Those people with bookings during this period have been notified.

Central Coast Mayor, Cr Cheryl Fuller, said that Council felt disappointed for those people who had planned to visit the waterslide over the next week, but the closure was unavoidable.

“Sadly, it’s not unheard of for public pools to be closed from time to time due to water quality issues. While we have a chlorination regime in place, the unavoidable accumulation of foreign matter such as sand and sunscreen during periods of peak use, combined with warm weather and high evaporation, sometimes leads to this outcome.” Said Cr Cheryl Fuller, Mayor

While the temporary closure is not a result of equipment failure, Council already had plans to routinely replace the waterslide’s chlorination equipment next year, and it is expected that as with most new technology, this will offer improved performance which would further reduce the likelihood of future closures.

Council will continue to keep the community updated via the following channels:

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tascentralcoast

Antenno App: https://www.centralcoast.tas.gov.au/stay-informed-with-councils-service-app-antenno/

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