MORE TO ENJOY WHITTLESEA SWIM CENTRE WITH NEW UPGRADE

Residents in Whittlesea will have access to an upgraded swim centre, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green today joined the Whittlesea Council and the local community for the opening of the swim season at Whittlesea Swim Centre and to turn the first sod on new upgrades to the centre.

The $1,165,000 upgrade received $312,000 of funding from the Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund as well as $250,000 through the Sport and Recreation Victoria Small Aquatic Facilities fund.

The project will be delivered by the Whittlesea City Council, who are providing the remaining contribution of $603,000. The swim centre will remain open during the upgrades for local families to enjoy.

The upgrade will deliver an all-abilities play zone with water play features, an all-abilities accessible pool pod, with ramp and para-mobility mobile hoist, fully accessible change rooms, additional shade and picnic areas and a new Solar Photovoltaic power supplementary system.

The Whittlesea City Council has received over $24 million for 19 projects through the Growing Suburbs Fund, including the Doreen Soccer Centre ($3.27 million) and a new playground at Oakbank Boulevard in Whittlesea ($220,000).

More information on the Growing Suburbs Fund is available at localgovernment.vic.gov.au/grants.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek

“The Growing Suburbs Fund is helping communities like Whittlesea get the vital community facilities they need so they can continue to thrive as the population increases.”

“Recreation facilities must reflect the changing needs of communities and this new swim centre does just that.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean and Parliamentary Secretary for Sport Danielle Green

“I am thrilled our community will have better quality facilities that meet the needs of all user groups – meaning more people can come and enjoy a swim in Whittlesea.”

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