FAMILIES and grey nomads are the winners under new incentives designed to spark a summer fling at the Mossman Pool and Caravan Park.

Douglas Shire Council today resolved to maintain regular fees and charges for the recreational site in North Mossman.

Council will introduce a family day pass to encourage family participation and reduced price packages for multiple swim sessions to reward frequent users.

Grey nomads also get a win with the introduction of a 5% discount at the caravan park for guests with a senior’s card.

Douglas Shire Deputy Mayor Abigail Noli said the new incentives would make a visit to the precinct more attractive.

“Council is keen to maximise the potential of this fantastic area,” she said.

“The caravan park has been teeming with tourists and once the pool fully re-opens, our locals will have a perfect way to spend a summer day.

“The new works will also give the local swimming clubs a reliable venue to train at.”

Council took over management of the Mossman Pool and Caravan Park due to the former lessee relinquishing their lease in August this year.

Upgrades to the pool to improve safety are now complete with the old diving blocks removed, reconfiguration of the office/reception layout, barrier fencing and building of a first aid room are among some of the key works to bring the site up to standard.

Pool opening times are currently restricted to daylight hours due to a lack of public lighting, however these times will be reviewed in March next year.

The Mossman Pool is currently open 12pm to 4pm from Monday to Friday.

Council has appointed a qualified lifeguard and more lifeguards are being inducted this week.

The temporary opening hours will remain over the next few weeks as Council finalise improvements and train new staff to open normal operating hours.

MOSSMAN POOL FEES:

Casual visits:
– Adults $4.50
– Child $3.50 (Under 12)
– Senior $3.50
– Spectator $2.00

One-month memberships:
Adult $ 60.00
Child/Senior $ 45.00

12-swim pass $40.00

Family Day Pass – $10.00
(2 adults and 2 children)
*Saturday and Sunday only

NEW OPENING TIMES TO START SOON:
Monday to Friday – 6.00am to 6.00pm
Saturday/Sunday – 8.00am to 5.00pm