BAD FOR BUSINESS: The Lismore Lake Pool is in a state of disrepair after being closed and business leader said it gives visitors a poor impression of the town. Photo: Marc Stapelberg
BAD FOR BUSINESS: The Lismore Lake Pool is in a state of disrepair after being closed and business leader said it gives visitors a poor impression of the town. Photo: Marc Stapelberg

'It's an eyesore': Decision should be made on lake pool

LISMORE'S business community is adamant the council needs to take action on the dilapidated Lismore Lake Pool.

Situated on the Bruxner Hwy, many business people said they were concerned the eyesore gave a poor impression of Lismore to tourists and visitors who entered the city precinct from the southwest.

At the nearby Lakeside Lodge Motel, owner Richele Cluie said the pool was not just ugly, it was unsafe.

"Initially I heard council would reopen it and then they said it would be demolished as it would cost too much to revitalise," she said.

"If they are going to demolish the pool they need to do this quickly as it's an eyesore, full of filthy dirty water and ducks.

"The pool is not safe so it would be nice if council built a good kids park instead, there's nothing for children to play on out here."

Lismore Chamber of Commerce and Industry president, Sarah Smith, said the chamber would fully support any financially viable investment that benefits the community of Lismore and surrounds.

"We are concerned about the cost of renovating and maintaining the pool, however if funding was able to be secured, we would definitely support the project," she said.

"Even if the pool cannot be saved, there is an opportunity to provide an environmentally-friendly, family-friendly precinct.

"It would need to be sympathetic to the vast array of wildlife that inhabits the area.

"This could include canoeing, kayaking, other low-impact water sports and picnic areas."