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Indoor Bellarine Aquatic Centre

LABOR ANNOUNCES PLAN FOR INDOOR BELLARINE AQUATIC CENTRE

An Albanese Labor Government will commit $20 million to the construction of an indoor aquatic centre at the Drysdale Sports Precinct.

This will be a year-round facility for the entire community, including a 50 indoor metre pool with movable floor and dry spaces perfect for community functions, classes and rehab.

Federal MP for Corangamite Libby Coker said she was thrilled to secure the aquatic centre funding.

“This is a good day for young kids on the Bellarine who are learning to swim, residents of all ages trying to keep fit, and people doing rehabilitation, or with disabilities. They can all now have access to a quality aquatic centre, including an indoor pool and allied health services,” Ms Coker said.

“A contained aquatic centre, where you can control heat loss, is also important to building sustainable local infrastructure. Everyone on the Bellarine deserves an aquatic centre and indoor pool that they can use year-round.”

Making the announcement at the proposed site in Drysdale, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Catherine King said the funding would help deliver a first-class aquatic centre for the Bellarine.

“This commitment means that the Bellarine will finally have a top-quality, aquatic centre ready to be used by the entire community all year round,” Ms King said.

“Aquatic centres are vital community infrastructure heavily used by people of all ages. It’s important these facilities are built properly to maximise community usage and maximise the value of the significant public funding investment.

“Unlike an outdoor pool that is only used for lap swimming a few months each year, this will be a high-tech, year-round facility suitable for the entire community.

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