Friends of Anzac Memorial Pool say STOP Demolition

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Friends of Anzac Memorial Pool say  STOP Demolition Bbg Regional Council - Honour the ANZAC legacy and celebrate our heritage. Refurbish Anzac Memorial Pool and incorporate it into the ANZAC Park redevelopment.
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You reap what you sow…
21/03/2024

You reap what you sow…

Disgraceful.
23/12/2023

Disgraceful.

01/12/2023
Memories….
17/09/2023

Memories….

One of the last remaining diving pools in Sydney is slated for closure, leaving only two publicly accessible diving facilities.

This’ll bring back memories….
17/09/2023

This’ll bring back memories….

One of the last remaining diving pools in Sydney is slated for closure, leaving only two publicly accessible diving facilities.

A gentle reminder….  An Anzac memorial pool would have been on this site for 100 years on 25th of August 2023.
04/08/2023

A gentle reminder…. An Anzac memorial pool would have been on this site for 100 years on 25th of August 2023.

Our Anzac Memorial Pool…. What went on?
17/03/2023

Our Anzac Memorial Pool…. What went on?

29/01/2023

Tobruk Memorial Baths on The Strand, Townsville - 1950s.
The Tobruk Memorial Baths is a heritage-listed complex of outdoor swimming pools on The Strand, Townsville. It was built from 1941 to 1950 by Townsville City Council as a World War II memorial. The baths were added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 13 January 1995.

23/11/2022

Major changes will be made to the Queensland Heritage Act within 12 months to require owners to maintain heritage-listed properties.

10/11/2022

Remembrance Day will be commemorated on the Bargara Foreshore tomorrow at 10.30am.

Vale Cloudland - demolished 40 years ago.  I was surprised to read that it was only 40 years old. In 2023, Bbg Anzac Mem...
06/11/2022

Vale Cloudland - demolished 40 years ago. I was surprised to read that it was only 40 years old. In 2023, Bbg Anzac Memorial Pool would have celebrated 100 years since the laying of the foundation stone for the original pool. We’ll remember it and those who had it demolished.

At 4am on 7 November 1982, the Deen Brothers undertook what has arguably become the most controversial Brisbane demolitions project in the last...

Remember the Baby Pool?
26/10/2022

Remember the Baby Pool?

20/10/2022

I share with you the following paragraph from the letter received just now from the Qld Heritage Council -

“After making its decision, the Heritage Council wanted to record in the notice of decision its dissatisfaction with the circumstances under which it had to do so. This was due to the Bundaberg Regional Council (BRC) proceeding with demolition after the heritage recommendation for the Anzac Pool, and the lack of a proactive approach to applications being made.”

A beautiful memory…. Thanks for sharing this Roxanne Mclean.  A photo of you with your dear Dad, Allan Jacobsen who pass...
17/10/2022

A beautiful memory…. Thanks for sharing this Roxanne Mclean. A photo of you with your dear Dad, Allan Jacobsen who passed away in July, and his sister, Daphne Soppa. Four generations of your family swam here, starting with your grandfather. I wish we could have saved it for you.…

FYI.
22/09/2022

FYI.

20/09/2022

I share the email I have sent to Bundaberg Regional Council prior to their meeting on Wednesday.

Good afternoon.
I note that the petition to save Bundaberg Anzac Memorial Pool is on the Bundaberg Regional Council‘s agenda to be discussed tomorrow.

It is astounding to many that the demolition of the pool has proceeded, and seemingly at an accelerated rate before the Heritage Council meeting to consider heritage listing.

I make the following points -
1. Bundaberg Regional Council’s consultation process was seriously flawed.
2. Council remained deaf to appeals from the community to retain the pool and incorporate it into a planned upgrade of Anzac Park.
3. An application for Heritage Listing of Bundaberg Anzac Memorial Pool by community received 80 submissions supporting it. These came from the community - people of all ages, alao from Mr Matt Anderson, Director of The Australian War Memorial, Dawn Fraser, Laurie Lawrence, the family of Rosemary Lassig, Olympians Michele Pearson, Anita Palm and Justin Lemburg. Eighty submissions in favour.
Council paid for an architect, known to be used by developers, to write the only submission against heritage listing.
4. In one week 1400 people signed a petition to save the pool. Misleadingly, Facebook posts by Councillor Jason Bartels incorrectly interpreted the data from that petition, posting it to a page from which supporters of Anzac Pool are blocked, and where comments were not allowed.

For you information, people from Bundaberg live all over Australia and some outside Australia. Many of them retain strong links to the city and value the heritage, some owning property here and therefore paying rates. To discredit their signature on this petition is deliberately misleading. I caution you as Councillors to think independently rather than blindly accept the curated information being circulated by some as it reflects poorly on you.
4. The reputation of this Council has been substantially damaged by this process. It would be timely to review attitudes and processes. Many mistakes have been made and the community have reacted strongly.

Sincerely,

Angela Lathouras.

Bundaberg Regional Council have progressed with the demolition of the pool in spite of the strength of sentiment from th...
15/09/2022

Bundaberg Regional Council have progressed with the demolition of the pool in spite of the strength of sentiment from the community to save it, the Heritage Listing process and powerful opposition to the spending on the aquatic centre.
Two things to say -
1. We will scrutinise everything Council does and get loud.
2. This amazing group of people care about our history and the culture of Bundaberg, and there’s incredible strength in that. We’ll make things change.

From the window of The Bundaberg Services Club.
14/09/2022

From the window of The Bundaberg Services Club.

13/09/2022

In the recent vote by Bundaberg Regional Council, demolition of our much loved pool was opposed by Greg Barnes, Wayne Honor and Vince Habermann.
The rest were in favour of destruction of our heritage.
Only Greg Barnes opposed multi million dollar spending on a pool 1.5km from Norville pool on the site of a dump, burdening every ratepayer with that debt for many years to come. He did so on the basis of the fiscal irresponsibility of the Council. Wayne Honor was absent.

12/09/2022

I am so angry that Bundaberg will lose an important part of our history through the total arrogance of parts of Bundaberg Regional Council and the inaction of Minister Meaghan Scanlon.

08/09/2022

Keith calling to stop demolition in Federal Parliament last night. Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou

08/09/2022

Keith Pitt spoke about Anzac Memorial Pool in Federal Parliament last night. Video will be posted soon.

06/09/2022

The CEO of Bundaberg Regional Council was quick to anger when presented with a petition of 1400 signatures to save Bbg Anzac Memorial Pool. Deep breaths…..

06/09/2022

Today may be the last time to see the pool intact…

We assume from this that John Learmonth voted to demolish the pool.
06/09/2022

We assume from this that John Learmonth voted to demolish the pool.

We’re close to 1300 signatures.  Make them hear us. Please sign and share.
05/09/2022

We’re close to 1300 signatures. Make them hear us. Please sign and share.

SAVE BUNDABERG ANZAC POOL

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