Macedon Ranges Shire Council will keep its outdoor pools at Lancefield and Woodend open for an additional two weeks – closing on Sunday.
Due to the ‘significantly lower than normal temperature range’ during the summer period, and the temporary closure during the circuit-breaker lockdown, council opted to keep the pools open for the community to enjoy.
Council hopes with its extension of the opening the community will be able to attend the pool – weather permitting.
The pools will continue to operate under the Temperature Based Operating Guidelines during this period, which will mean the pool is open from 3.30pm until 6pm on weekdays if it is at least 26 degrees celsius that day.
The same temperature requirements apply on weekends, but pools open at 12pm until 6pm. Opening hours will be determined by the Bureau of Meteorology temperature forecasts for Kyneton at 4.30pm the day prior.