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Grills welcomes nearly $900,000 for 31 local community pools

For more information, contact Dave Grills (Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region).

Thirty-one community pools in the Mining and Pastoral Region will benefit from $3 million in pool and water playground funding.

Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Dave Grills MLC welcomed the recent funding, as part of the Community Pool Revitalisation Program.

“Thirty-one community pools and water playgrounds in the Mining and Pastoral Region will each benefit from a grant designed to assist them towards pool upgrades, maintenance, equipment, staff development or a reduction of pool entry costs,” Mr Grills said.

Mr Grills said the local pools were among 95 state-wide to benefit in time for summer, thanks to an injection of funding through the program, which was made possible by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program.

Local community pools to sparkle thanks to the latest funding include –

- Bay of Isles Leisure Centre                    $32,000                  

- Broome Recreation Aquatic Centre         $32,000

- Coolgardie swimming pool                     $32,000                  

- Derby Memorial Swimming Pool             $32,000

- Exmouth Paltridge Memorial Pool           $32,000                  

- Goldfields Oasis                                    $32,000

- Gratwick Aquatic Centre                        $32,000                  

- Halls Creek Aquatic and Rec Centre        $32,000

- Kambalda West Swimming Pool              $32,000                  

- Karratha Leisureplex                              $32,000

- Kununurra Leisure Centre                       $32,000                  

- Laverton Swimming Centre                     $32,000

- Leonora Aquatic Centre                          $32,000                  

- Marble Bar Swimming Pool                      $32,000

- Mt Magnet Memorial Swimming Pool        $32,000                 

- Newman Aquatic Centre                          $32,000

- Norseman Swimming Pool                       $32,000                  

 - Onslow Water Spray Park                       $10,000

- Quentin Broad Swimming Pool                 $32,000                  

- Ravensthorpe Community Swimming Pool $32,000

- Roebourne Aquatic Centre                        $32,000                  

- Sandstone Water Park                              $10,000

- South Hedland Aquatic Centre                   $32,000                  

- Southern Cross Swimming Pool Complex    $32,000

- Vic Hayton Memorial Swimming Pool          $32,000                  

- Westonia Memorial Swimming Pool            $32,000

- Wickham Aquatic Centre                           $32,000                  

- Wiluna Community Swimming Pool             $32,000

- Wyndham Swimming Pool                          $32,000                   

- Yalgoo Water Park                                     $10,000

- Yuna Community Swimming Pools               $3,728

“Pools are great for exercise and playing sport, though it’s actually an important way for regional residents to connect socially with each other,” Mr Grills said.

Nationals WA candidate for Roe Peter Rundle said enhancing community pool facilities and services supported regional communities in various ways.

“In regional areas, community pools allow people of all ages to keep active as well as staying connected to their local community and it’s thanks to Royalties for Regions that those living and working in regional WA are enjoying improved infrastructure and services,” Mr Rundle said.

For further information or to apply for the Community Pool Revitalisation Program please visit www.dsr.wa.gov.au/cprp

For media enquiries contact Dave Grills MLC on (08) 9071 500 or email dave.grills@mp.wa.gov.au