Community pools in Carnamah, Coorow, Dalwallinu, Eneabba, Gingin, Moora, Morawa, Mullewa, Perenjori, Three Springs and Yuna will be sparkling over the summer thanks to an injection of funding through the Community Pool Revitalisation Program, made possible by the Liberal National Government’s Royalties for Regions program.
The program allows eligible regional local governments to apply for up to $32,000 towards pool upgrades, maintenance, equipment, staff development or a reduction of pool entry costs.
This round approved 95 applications totalling $2,923,728 of which 91 were pools and four water playgrounds in areas where there is no pool.
Member for Moore Shane Love MLA said the role of the community pool should never be underestimated as a venue to bring people together, especially in regional areas.
“Pools are great for exercise and playing sport, but it’s often community connection people get from community pools and water playgrounds,” Mr Love said.
“I know pools and water playgrounds across the State are a place for families and community members to come together for a barbeque especially over the summer months.”
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said enhancing community pool facilities and services supported greater social and economic benefits in regional communities.
“In regional areas, community pools help people of all ages keep active as well as staying connected to their local community,” Mr Redman said.
“The $13.2 million, four year Community Pool Revitalisation program is helping to improve important community infrastructure and services so more people can live, work and invest in regional WA.”