Barossa Co-op partners with Nuriootpa Pool Working Group

Left to right: Peter Sich, Cathy Main, Mignon Sich, Tracey Scholz, Michael Reichelt, and Kristen Wohlers

Barossa Co-op partners with Nuriootpa Pool Working Group as a Platinum Sponsor.

Barossa Co-op has proudly partnered with the Nuriootpa Pool Working Group as a Platinum sponsor to continue to care for the iconic community pool.

Hand built by the community on donated land in the 1940s, the Nuriootpa War Memorial Swimming Pool surrounded by a huge outdoor grassed area with barbecue facilities and beautiful native trees, attracts both locals and visitors to the Barossa Valley. The local team at the pool, together with the working group, take great pride in providing the community with maintaining exceptional pool water quality that allows swimmers to continue to enjoy outdoor swimming.

‘In 2020, the Nuriootpa Pool was earmarked for closure. Thanks to the dedicated work of a small group, backed by the support of the entire community, this decision was reversed. “We are truly thankful for the Barossa Co-op sponsorship as this shows further support for our community Outdoor Olympic Pool,” Anthea Blenkiron of the Nuriootpa Pool Working Group said.

The Nuriootpa Pool Working Group consists of approximately 30 members and work with the Barossa Council to support and improve the pool facilities. The group has taken several steps to increase pool usage and engagement with the local community through promotions, events, raising funds through government grants and establishing community connections.

“The Nuriootpa Pool Working Group are deeply appreciative of Barossa Co-op’s generous support to our community swimming pool. This sponsorship and commitment over 3 years encourages us to strive for excellence in maintaining this essential facility, fostering a more healthy, active, and vibrant community.

We look forward to working with Barossa Co-op on improving facilities at the pool. “Together, we can make a positive difference to the amenities and experience of our pool users”, Tracey Scholz of the Working Group, said.

The Pool Working Group has also recently received a grant of $10,000 from the Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal to expand opportunities for social connection and access for all-abilities through the installation of accessibility steps, which will allow people of all ages and abilities and mobility to access the pool.

“As a community owned and operated co-operative, we are very excited to be investing in the redevelopment and maintenance of such an important community asset. We look forward to partnering with the Nuriootpa Pool Working Group for the next three years to ensure this valued part of Nuriootpa remains a place for the community to enjoy“, Cathy Main, Barossa Co-op CEO said.

Barossa Co-op is proud to be partnering with the Nuriootpa Pool Working Group with a Platinum sponsorship until 2026, and look forward to working together in the future to continue to preserve such a historic facility.