Grants given to main­tain pub­lic pools

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

Seven lo­cal pools have been awarded thou­sands in fund­ing by a State Govern­ment Roy­al­ties for Re­gions pro­gram to im­prove coun­try pool fa­cil­i­ties and ser­vices.

In the lat­est round of the Com­mu­nity Pool Re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion Pro­gram, $32,000 was awarded to each of the fol­low­ing: Vic Hay­ton Me­mo­rial Swim­ming Pool in Tom Price; Quentin Broad Swim­ming Pool in Parabur­doo; Pal­tridge Me­mo­rial Pool in Ex­mouth; the Kar­ratha Leisure­plex pool; Wick­ham Aquatic Cen­tre and Roe­bourne Aquatic Cen­tre.

Onslow Wa­ter Spray Park was also granted $10,000.

The Pil­bara pools are among 95 pools or wa­ter play­grounds across WA to re­ceive a com­bined $2.92 mil­lion in fund­ing from the pro­gram, which is in­tended to be used for in­fras­truc­ture and equip­ment up­grades, main­te­nance, staff devel­op­ment and re­duced pool en­try costs.

Re­gional Devel­op­ment Minister Terry Red­man said pools were cen­tres of com­mu­nity life in re­gional WA and in­vest­ing in their im­prove­ment made coun­try towns more at­trac­tive places to live and work.

“In re­gional ar­eas, com­mu­nity pools help peo­ple of all ages keep ac­tive as well as stay­ing con­nected to their lo­cal com­mu­nity,” he said.

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