Funds splash for aquatic facilities
Regional pools across the State have received $32,000 each for upgrades and maintenance from the State Government.
Water playgrounds have also received $10,000.
Ashburton Shire president Kerry White said the funding would provide new pool blankets at Tom Price’s Vic Hayton Memorial Pool, starting blocks and a timing system in Paraburdoo and water features at Onslow Water Spray Park.
In the City of Karratha, $32,000 each will go towards a storage shed at the Wickham Aquatic Centre, pool plant upgrades and an aquarun in Roebourne and upgrades to speed drives at Leisureplex.
The Shire of Exmouth will spend its grant on new lane ropes, staff training, a community bronze medallion course and learn-toswim program, lifeguard equipment and upgrades to the chlorine treatment system at the Paltridge Memorial Swimming Pool.
Nationals Member for Mining and Pastoral Region Jacqui Boydell said the program would help local governments maintain and upgrade aquatic facilities.