Councillor floored

THE Springers Leisure Centre floor needs $75,000 in repairs to alleviate safety concerns surrounding delamination.
Greater Dandenong Council allocated the necessary cash in its 2015-16 mid-year budget review.
In December councillors voted to fully reallocated a $2.07 million surplus from its original budget, but not without debate about fixing Springers’ delaminated.
Councillor Maria Sampey questioned why the floor at the YMCA-manager centre needed such pricey repairs – and why the council was footing the bill.
“They wreck our facilities and then we have to fix it,” she said.
But community services director Mark Doubleday said experts had examined the floor and could not attribute responsibility for the damage or find a cause.
He said it was creating a safety hazard and the council deemed the repairs a necessity.