Fri. Jun 14th, 2024

Inverell Shire Council has had a huge boost for the construction a brand new multi-million-dollar aquatic centre, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announcing another $1.1 million for the project.

This funding is in addition to the $5 million State Government grant announced late last year for the international standard project. The major project was necessary as the Inverell Memorial Pool has reached the end of its life.

Mr Marshall said today’s grant, from the Stronger Country Communities Fund, took the total State Government contribution to $6.1 million so far, propelling council and the community toward its goal of constructing the $25.7 million complex.

“This redevelopment will see Inverell Aquatic Centre crowned the premier competitive swimming facility in country NSW,” Mr Marshall said.

“It will also provide fun and recreation for future generations of locals and visitors, whatever their age and swimming ability.

“Meticulous planning has gone into getting this project over the line, with council driven to renew the existing 60-year-old pool facilities so they meet the requirements of modern-day competition.

“Council plans to include the delivery of a FINA compliant 50 metre competition pool, with the winterisation features of a permanent roof over the shallow end and a large ‘door’ opening to enable the northern, shallow end 25m segment of the pool to be enclosed during winter months.

“This project will ensure Inverell Aquatic Centre can continue delivering a high-quality training and competition venue for another 50 years.” 

As part of the work the dated foyer area will be modernised with new front of house facilities including renovated reception and cafe. Younger swimmers will also be catered for with warm water indoor program pool, indoor zero depth water play equipment and adjacent toddlers pool.

Further information on the Inverell Aquatic Centre redevelopment can be found on the council website www.inverell.nsw.gov.au/community/inverell-aquatic-centre-redevelopment/

Image: Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall, left, Inverell Shire Deputy Mayor Kate Dight and Inverell Shire Council Director Civil and Environmental Services Brett McInnes announcing the additional $1.1 million from the State Government for the new Inverell Aquatic Centre.

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