Making a splash

MYRTLEFORD residents are calling for a public swimming area to be developed along the banks of the Ovens River within the township.

Local man Lincoln Wilson received an overwhelming show of support after posting on social media last Thursday asking if people would like to see the Sandy Beach/Nimmo Bridge area developed.

Mr Wilson’s plan is for Myrtleford to have a swimming hole similar to that of Bright and Porepunkah who both have a family friendly facility on the region’s main river.

Bright’s Centenary Park and Porepunkah’s Apex Park both have toilet facilities, undercover barbecues, shaded and grassed areas and playgrounds, while Bright has a free diving board and waterslide and a new splash park.

“The Sandy Beach/Nimmo Bridge swimming hole is the town’s most popular swimming hole but doesn’t have anything like the facilities Bright or Porepunkah have,” Mr Wilson said.

“I know we have the public swimming pool here but we can’t all fit in there, its opening hours don’t suit everyone and some people can’t afford it.

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