Funds splash for aquatic fa­cil­i­ties

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

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.

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