Twenty-four community pools in the Central Wheatbelt electorate will benefit from grants of up to $32,000 announced by local Member and Minister for Sport and Recreation, Hon Mia Davies.
“Twenty-four community pools in the Central Wheatbelt electorate will each benefit from a $32,000 grant designed to assist them towards pool upgrades, maintenance, equipment, staff development or a reduction of pool entry costs,” Ms Davies said.
Ms Davies said the local pools were among 95 state-wide to benefit in time for summer, thanks to an injection of funding made possible by the Royalties for Regions program.
“Swimming pools are expensive to run and maintain for Local Government, but they are absolutely essential in our hot and dry climate,” Ms Davies said.
“They provide a social meeting place, opportunity for sport and recreation, and also rehabilitation from injury.
“Growing up in Wyalkatchem, in summer the pool was the place to be, and 30 years down the track this hasn’t changed.”
Member for the Agricultural Region Hon Martin Aldridge MLC said community pools allowed people of all ages to stay active and connected.
“It’s thanks to Royalties for Regions that those living and working in regional WA are enjoying improved infrastructure and services,” Mr Aldridge said.
“It’s reducing the financial burden on Local Government and ratepayers to ensure these important facilities can stay open and well-maintained.”
For further information or to apply for the Community Pool Revitalisation Program please visit www.dsr.wa.gov.au/cprp.
Pools in the electorate of Central Wheatbelt: Beverley Pioneers Memorial Pool, Boddington Swimming Pool, Brookton Aquatic Centre, Bruce Rock Aquatic Centre, Corrigin War Memorial Pool, Cunderdin War Memorial Swimming Pool, Dowerin Memorial Swimming Pool, Goomalling Memorial Swimming Pool, Hyden Pool, Kellerberrin Swimming Pool, Kondinin Pool, Koorda Community Pool, Merredin District Olympic Pool, Mukinbudin Memorial Swimming Pool, Narembeen Aquatic Centre, Northam Swimming Pool, Nungarin Swimming and Leisure Centre, Pingelly Swimming Pool, Shire of Quairading Memorial Pool, Trayning Aquatic Centre, Wongan Hills Memorial Swimming Pool, Wundowie Swimming Pool, Wyalkatchem War Memorial Aquatic Centre, York Memorial Swimming Pool.
For media enquiries please contact Mia Davies on 08 9041 1702 (Merredin office), 08 9622 2871 (Northam office) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.