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Western Australian Government commits $13.2 million to regional pools

Western Australian Government commits $13.2 million to regional pools
July 16, 2014

The Western Australian Government has recognised the role country swimming pools play in strengthening communities with the allocation of an additional $13.2 million over four years for the maintenance and upgrades of regional pools.

Announcing the Western Australian Government’s Community Pool Revitalisation Program, Western Australian Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron stated “eligible regional local governments which operate a public aquatic centre can apply for up to $30,000 a year per aquatic centre to go towards centre maintenance, upgrades, purchase of pool equipment and staff training.

“Aquatic centres are a central hub for not only recreation, learning, exercise and rehabilitation but also socialising.  

"In fact, in remote communities there is evidence that regular visits to the town pool has contributed to reduced chronic disease and improved educational and social outcomes for residents.”

Minister Waldron added that in addition to recreation opportunities, public pools are the venue for swimming lessons, including in-term and vacation swimming classes, teaching children and adults about water safety and survival techniques.

The funds were committed through the Western Australian Government’s Royalties for Regions program.

Community Pool Revitalisation Program funds will be allocated through a single funding round each year with grants available for improvements including flood lighting and heating, swim instructor training, the purchase of pool equipment such as lane ropes or maintenance on the facility.

Applications for the Program, administered by the Western Australian Department of Sport and Recreation, are now open and will close on Friday 15th August 2014. 

Click here for more information or to apply for the Community Pool Revitalisation Program.

12th February 2013 - NATIONALS WA PLEDGE FUNDS FOR REGIONAL AQUATICS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA


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