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MORE than 500 signatures have been ob­tained for a pe­ti­tion to the State Gov­ern­ment call­ing for fund­ing for the hy­drother­apy pool to be re­in­stated.

Bur­nett MP Stephen Bennett tabled the pe­ti­tion in par­lia­ment on Tues­day.

On Jan­uary 12, Mr Bennett and then-Health Min­is­ter Lawrence Spring­borg an­nounced $300,000 for the pool, which Isis Dis­trict Res­i­dents and Ratepay­ers As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent John van Barn­eveld said was vi­tal for the re­gion.

Last month, Mr van Barn­eveld or­gan­ised a protest march which brought Churchill St to a stand­still as the com­mu­nity ral­lied to de­liver a sim­ple mes­sage to La­bor Health Min­is­ter Cameron Dick – to give the com­mu­nity its pool.

“We are very pleased with the re­sponse and sup­port we have re­ceived, in­clud­ing the pe­ti­tion,” he said.

“We will con­tinue to make the point that of the $60 mil­lion fund­ing that La­bor has an­nounced for health we only need 0.5% of that.”

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