COMMUNITY input is vital in setting the priorities for the Oakleigh and Clayton pool redevelopments, says the Community Life Action Group (CLAG).

President Helena van Nimwegen said the group would hold public meetings on the redevelopments in October to ensure the community’s voice was heard.

“It is now absolutely critical that the Oakleigh and Clayton communities provide feedback to the council on what they regard as the priorities for development of the environment.

“CLAG has provided a path for public sentiment in the past and will be making strenuous efforts over the next few weeks to give communities the opportunity to be heard.”

The council is expected to reveal plans for the Clayton pool in October, with a final decision in March or April.