COUNCILLORS have officially shut down any possibility of a lift at the Knox Leisure-works centre within the next few years, but a change room with a hoist for the disabled will be a serious consideration during this year's budget discussions.
There were repeated calls from councillors at their meeting last week to finally put the idea of a lift at the centre "to bed", after thousands of dollars was again spent on a report proving a lift would be impossible to maintain at the centre.
The lifespan of the lift would be short because of the corrosive nature of the pool environment and guarantees could not be offered for longer than a year.
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Instead, a motion was passed to consider only a disabled change room and hoist in the 2013-14 budget.
A council report states the most viable option for a disabled change room would be a purpose built, free-standing facility at the site and estimated to cost $134,000.
Cr John Mortimore said it was a clear mistake to not build a disabled change room at the Boronia centre when it was built and it needed to be rectified immediately.