Over $94,000 boost for Hindmarsh Shire swimming pools
More people in the Hindmarsh Shire will be getting more active more often in future summers at safer, improved pools following todays news of a $94,969 funding boost to improve participant and spectator amenities at Dimboola, Jeparit, Rainbow and Nhill Swimming pools.
Minister for Sport and Recreation, Hugh Delahunty today visited the Hindmarsh, region to announce the funding from the Victorian Government’s Community Facility Funding Program – Seasonal Pools category.
“A key objective of the Victorian Government is to build healthy and active communities,” Mr Delahunty said.
“To achieve this goal, we need quality community facilities that encourage local people to play the sports they love for many years to come.
“Our investment in this project is part of our plan to build more sustainable local venues that make a difference to local people.
“Sporting facilities are important community assets and provide a social hub, particularly in regional areas.
“As well as the health benefits, we are also helping to stimulate the local economy and create jobs throughout the construction phase,” he said.
The project called Sun Smart and Safer Pools includes installing synthetic turf under existing shade structures, providing new shade, picnic facilities and improving lane markers.
Mr Delahunty commended the Hindmarsh Shire Council for their investment of almost $47,500 towards the project and the community for supporting these initiatives.
“This is just one way we are delivering on the Victorian Government’s strategy to grow the economy, build infrastructure and contribute to the health and wellbeing of the State,” he said.
For more information about community sporting facility funding programs on offer, please visit www.sport.vic.gov.au.