Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Port Waratah Coal Services donates $15,000 to Solar Heat Mayfield Pool

Out the front of the Mayfield Swimming Pool, pointing to one of the new signs.
L-R: Libby Delgatto (PWCS); Liam Phelan (SMSP Campaign); Lord Mayor John Tate (NCC); Graham Richardson (PWCS); unidentified (NCC); Susan Denholm (NCC).

Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) has this morning (19/8/09) donated $15,000 to the Save Mayfield Pool campaign, representing the community contribution to the solar heating initiative and basketball half court upgrade of Mayfield Pool and grounds.

Solar heating is scheduled to be operational in the week before 3 Oct 2009 when the pool opens. They expect the water temp could be up around 18-19 on opening day.

Plant upgrade works are underway with additional new signage out the front of the Pool, a shade structure over the new kids playground, and even the bins have been painted.

Save Mayfield Swimming Pool acknowledges Port Waratah Coal Services' (PWCS) support for Mayfield Swimming Pool for improvements at Mayfield Swimming Pool.

Graham Davidson, General Manager of Port Waratah Coal Services, presents cheque to Liam Phelan of the Save Mayfield Swimming Pool Group. Also pictured are members of the Save Mayfield Swimming Pool Campaign (from left to right) Mel Nelson, Lisa Hyde Mills and Kate Conner with son Ned.

SMSP Campaign spokesperson Liam Phelan said “We are pleased that Newcastle City Council and PWCS are working together constructively to support important community infrastructure. The support of PWCS is appreciated and underscores the responsibilities and opportunities for businesses to contribute to wellbeing of the communities in which they operate.

“Our local neighbourhoods and community assets are important to us. The local community – in Mayfield and beyond – has shown overwhelming support to save and improve Mayfield Swimming Pool. The support of PWCS and Council recognises the value of Mayfield Swimming Pool to our community.”

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