Ballina, NSW, Australia
The campaign for the creation of an ocean pool at Ballina’s Shelly Beach on Australia’s east coast began some years back.
Since 2014, the Ballina Ocean Pool Committee (https://www.facebook.com/BallinaOceanPool/ ) has been working to address the environmental and planning matters associated with the construction of the proposed ocean pool. Surveyors, marine biologists, marine engineers and experts from Southern Cross University have been involved with this project.
Ballina Ocean Pool Committee incorporated.
In August 2016, Ballina Council withdrew the funding it had allocated towards the cost of preparing reports on the engineering and coastal processes relevant to the creation of an ocean pool at Ballina. Representatives of Ballina Shire have since sought funding for these reports from the New South Wales state government.
A GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign https://www.gofundme.com/ballina-ocean-pool was launched in February to raise the $50, 000 needed to complete engineering and design reports needed to take this project to the next stage.