Pool upgrade going swimmingly in Childers

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

The proposed upgrade to the Isis War Memorial Swimming Pool in Childers was a hot topic of discussion in the town today.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt met with Bundaberg Regional Council to discuss details of the proposal, to which the Coalition Government has committed $300,000.

Mr Pitt said it was great to meet with councillors to discuss a project which will provide many lasting benefits to the local community.

“The council plans to install electric heats pumps, a solar pool heating system and a roof to support the solar panels. This is exactly the sort of project the Coalition Government looks to support,” Mr Pitt said.

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the Coalition Government is dedicated to funding projects which produce long-term improvements for growing local communities across regional Australia.

“Right across Australia, we are investing in regional projects that build resilient and adaptable communities by providing the infrastructure needed to support sustainable economic growth,” Dr McVeigh said.

Mayor of Bundaberg Jack Dempsey said the pool is a major community asset that, if heated, could provide year-round improved health and fitness outcomes for the local community.

“The upgrade means swimming clubs, sporting groups and members of the public will be able to take a dip all year round, but importantly it’ll also be of major benefit to rehabilitation patients,” Mayor Dempsey said.

The project is jointly funded by the Coalition Government investing $300,000 and Bundaberg Regional Council providing the remaining $800,000.

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