Murray Bridge Swimming Centre water playground users will pay to ride 'supaslide'

Under construction: A water playground is being built at the Murray Bridge Swimming Centre. Photo: Rural City of Murray Bridge/Facebook.
Under construction: A water playground is being built at the Murray Bridge Swimming Centre. Photo: Rural City of Murray Bridge/Facebook.

A new charge will apply at the Murray Bridge Swimming Centre for use of a "supaslide" at the new water playground being built there in time for the summer.

Users will pay $1 for a go on the slide, $10 for unlimited rides on a single day, or $240 for a season pass.

Swimming pool entry fees will also go up by 50c, to $6 for adults or $4.50 for children.

The new charges were set by the Murray Bridge council when it met on June 13.

Councillor Karen Eckermann questioned whether the charge for the slide would be in addition to pool admission; council chief executive officer Michael Sedgman confirmed that it would.

Aside from that, and a brief mention of the reduced fee the council will charge for dishonoured cheques, the changes were passed without comment.

Among the other changes:

  • Businesses will pay much more for food safety inspections: $214 instead of $85; non-profit organisations will not be affected
  • Photocopying will double in cost to 20c per black-and-white A4 page or $1 per A3 page
  • Cemetery and grave-digging fees will increase slightly
  • Hire fees for Murray Bridge Town Hall will also go up a touch, to $865 for eight hours
  • The cost of functions at the Round House and Captain's Cottage Museum will rise from $15 to $80 for a half-day, and the cost of staging a wedding at either venue will increase by up to $120 to a maximum of $250

However, it is not all bad news.

Most significantly, dog registration fees in the Murray Bridge district will stay the same in 2017-18.

Hire fees for the public halls at Monarto, Mypolonga and Woods Point will also stay the same, as will most of the fees businesses or events pay for the use of roads, footpaths or council-owned land.

The cost of Devonshire tea at the Round House will fall by 50c to $5, for anyone interested in attending one.

Several other fees collected by the council, such as development application fees, are set by state government legislation.