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Mount Barker Memorial Swimming Pool set for $1.58 million improvement program

Mount Barker Memorial Swimming Pool set for $1.58 million improvement program
January 18, 2021

A $1.58 million upgrade program at the historic Mount Barker Memorial Swimming Pool is set to go ahead newly-announced funding from the Western Australian Government's Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) being added to already announced commitments from the Shire of Plantagenet and the Federal Government.

The first stage of the project includes the construction of a new amenities building incorporating the change rooms, toilets, first aid room, a kiosk, administration office and clubrooms.

Subsequent stages of the refurbishment will include an upgraded 50-metre pool, and the construction of a new learn to swim pool, plant room and filtration system.

Additional upgrades to the solar heating and landscaping and development of recreational areas will also occur.

Built in 1971, the facility includes a six-lane, 50-metre swimming pool with an additional children's pool and basic change rooms, kiosk and toilets, and is home to the Mount Barker swimming club.

In February, the facility will host the 2021 SunSmart Country Pennants, sponsored by Healthway, bringing together swimmers from Broome to Albany to compete against other regional clubs from across the State.

Announcing the $374,183 CSRFF grant, Western Australian Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray stated "this is a great example of supporting our regional communities and providing current facilities that support the health and wellbeing of the local community.

"The ageing facilities in Mount Barker are held in great affection by the local community but, being built 50 years ago, upgrades are now required to ensure they can be used for many more years to come.”

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