Council forced to shut Currumbin Rock Pools because of contamination

One of the most popular swimming spots on the Gold Coast has been closed because of water contamination.

Currumbin Rock Pools will be off-limits to the public for the time being after testing found the water is unsafe for swimming.

It’s believed runoff from recent rains has caused the problems.


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A spokesperson for Gold Coast City Council says it’s not clear when the pools will reopen but it’s likely to be several days.

Council will continue to conduct daily testing of the water.

People are being urged not to swim there with signs put up to warn every one of the dangers.