Hon Terry Waldron MLA

Hon Terry Waldron MLA

Former Minister for Sport and Recreation; Racing and Gaming

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Former Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development

    Grants to help regional pools shine

    25/09/2014 12:00 AM
     
    • 91 pools receive up to $30,000 each for upgrades and maintenance
    • More than $2.7million allocated in Community Pool Revitalisation Program
    Ninety-one pools will sparkle even more brightly over the summer months thanks to $2.7million in funding from the first round of the State Government’s Community Pools Revitalisation Program.
     
    Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron said local governments from Newman and Mullewa to Karratha, Carnarvon, Goomalling, the Goldfields and Bruce Rock had received up to $30,000 towards the maintenance and upgrades of their local pool.
     
    “In regional areas, pools are one of the ways in which locals of all ages can keep fit and active as well as staying connected to their community,” Mr Waldron said.
     
    “Pools are wonderful community assets - I’m sure many locals have great memories about their first swimming lesson or swimming in the school carnival.”
     
    The program allows up to $30,000 a year for a regional public aquatic centre for centre maintenance, upgrades, purchase of pool equipment and staff training.
     
    Funding for the annual program has been made possible with $13.2million over four years through the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program.
     
    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said swimming pools were important pieces of community infrastructure as they provide for recreation, learning, exercise and rehabilitation.
     
    “The Community Pools Revitalisation Program enhances community pool facilities and services, supporting greater social and economic benefits in regional communities,” Mr Redman said.
     
    “Royalties for Regions is helping to improve important community infrastructure and services so more people can live, work and invest in regional WA.”
     
    This program is administered by the Department of Sport and Recreation which consulted with Leisure Institute of Western Australia Aquatics and the WA Local Government Association to develop this important community initiative.
     
           Fact File
    Sport and Recreation Minister’s office - 6552 6100
    Regional Development Minister’s office - 6552 6700
     
    Facility
    Local Government
      Payment
    Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre
    Albany, City of
     $                 30,000
    Vic Hayton Memorial Swimming Pool
    Ashburton, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Paraburdoo Swimming Pool
    Ashburton, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Margaret River Recreation Centre
    Augusta-Margaret River, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Beverley Pioneers Memorial Swimming Pool
    Beverley, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Boddington Swimming Pool
    Boddington, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Boyup Brook Swimming Pool
    Boyup Brook, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Brookton Aquatic Centre
    Brookton, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre
    Broome, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Bruce Rock Aquatic Centre
    Bruce Rock, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    South West Sports Centre
    Bunbury, City of
     $                 30,000
    Geographe Leisure Centre
    Busselton, City of
     $                 30,000
    Carnamah Swimming Pool
    Carnamah, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Eneabba Swimming Pool
    Carnamah, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Carnarvon Aquatic Centre
    Carnarvon, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Yuna Community Swimming Pool
    Chapman Valley, Shire of
     $                   8,128
    Collie Mineworkers Memorial Pool
    Collie, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Kambalda West Swimming Pool
    Coolgardie, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Coolgardie swimming pool
    Coolgardie, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Coorow Town Pool
    Coorow, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Corrigin War Memorial Swimming Pool
    Corrigin, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Cunderdin War Memorial Swimming Pool
    Cunderdin, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Dalwallinu Recreation Centre
    Dalwallinu, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Derby Memorial Swimming Pool
    Derby-West Kimberley, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Donnybrook Aquatic Recreation Centre
    Donnybrook-Balingup, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Dowerin Memorial Swimming Pool
    Dowerin, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Dumbleyung Swimming Pool
    Dumbleyung, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Norseman Swimming Pool
    Dundas, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Newman Aquatic Centre
    East Pilbara, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Marble Bar Swimming Pool
    East Pilbara, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Bay of Isles Leisure Centre
    Esperance, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Exmouth Paltridge Memorial Swimming Pool
    Exmouth, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Gingin Iluka Aquatic Centre
    Gingin, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Gnowangerup Shire Public Swimming Pool
    Gnowangerup, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Goomalling Memorial Swimming Pool
    Goomalling, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Geraldton Aquarena
    City of Greater Geraldton
     $                 30,000
    Mullewa Swimming Pool
    City of Greater Geraldton  
     $                 30,000
    Halls Creek Aquatic and Recreational Centre
    Halls Creek, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Leschenault Leisure Centre
    Harvey, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Harvey Pool
    Harvey, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Jerramungup Swimming Pool
    Jerramungup, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Goldfields Oasis
    Kalgoorlie-Boulder, City of
     $                 30,000
    Karratha Leisureplex
    Karratha, City of
     $                 30,000
    Roebourne Aquatic Centre
    Karratha, City of
     $                 30,000
    Wickham Aquatic Centre
    Karratha, City of
     $                 30,000
    Katanning Aquatic Centre
    Katanning, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Kellerberrin Swimming Pool
    Kellerberrin, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Kevin O'Halloran Memorial Swimming Pool
    Kojonup, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Kondinin Swimming Pool
    Kondinin, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Hyden Swimming Pool
    Kondinin, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Koorda Community Pool
    Koorda, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Kulin Aquatic Centre
    Kulin, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Lake Grace Memorial Swimming Pool
    Lake Grace, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Laverton Swim and Fitness Centre
    Laverton, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Leonora Aquatic Centre
    Leonora, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Manjimup Regional AquaCentre
    Manjimup, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Meekatharra Swimming Pool
    Meekatharra, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Merredin District Olympic Pool
    Merredin, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Moora & District War Memorial Swimming Pool
    Moora, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Morawa Swimming Pool
    Morawa, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Mount Magnet Memorial Swimming Pool
    Mount Magnet, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Mt Marshall Swimming Pool
    Mount Marshall, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Mukinbudin Memorial Swimming Pool
    Mukinbudin, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Murray Leisure Centre
    Murray, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Narembeen Aquatic Centre
    Narembeen, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Narrogin Regional Leisure Centre
    Narrogin, Town of
     $                 30,000
    Northam Swimming Pool
    Northam, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Wundowie Swimming Pool
    Northam, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Nungarin Aquatic Centre
    Nungarin, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Perenjori Swimming Pool
    Perenjori, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Pingelly Swimming Pool
    Pingelly, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Mount Barker Swimming Pool
    Plantagenet, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    South Hedland Aquatic Centre
    Port Hedland, Town of
     $                 30,000
    Gratwick Aquatic Centre
    Port Hedland, Town of
     $                 30,000
    Shire of Quairading Memorial Swimming Pool
    Quairading, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Ravensthorpe Community Swimming Pool
    Ravensthorpe, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Three Springs Swimming Pool
    Three Springs, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Trayning Aquatic Centre
    Trayning, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Wagin Swimming Pool
    Wagin, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Waroona Recreation and Aquatic Centre
    Waroona, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Darkan Swimming Pool
    West Arthur, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Westonia Memorial Swimming Pool
    Westonia, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Wickepin Aquatic Centre
    Wickepin, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Williams Swimming Pool
    Williams, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Wiluna Community Swimming Pool
    Wiluna, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Wongan Hill Memorial Swimming Pool
    Wongan-Ballidu, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Wyalkatchem War Memorial Aquatic Centre
    Wyalkatchem, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Kununurra Leisure Centre
    Wyndham-East Kimberley, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Wyndham Swimming Pool
    Wyndham-East Kimberley, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Southern Cross Swimming Pool Centre
    Yilgarn, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    York Memorial Swimming Pool
    York, Shire of
     $                 30,000
    Total
     $            2,708,128