The Boomi pool will be closed over the winter while it undergoes a significant upgrade including repainting the pools.
Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announced a $100,183 State Government for the project to repaint and upgrade the Boomi Artesian Pool Complex today.
Boomi Pool Committee President Ben Hiep said the community was thrilled to receive the funding and couldn’t wait to see the work get underway.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for the Boomi community,” Mr Hiep said.
“We love our Boomi pool as do all the travellers who come through.”
“This project will benefit many people in the community including patrons and visitors, which will have a knock-on effect in that the better facilities will increase visitor numbers and promote spending at both our local general store and pub.”
“Providing the pools with a fresh coat of paint and ensuring the sidewalks are safe will enhance our facilities and continue to put our town on the map.”
Mr Marshall, who took the opportunity for a refreshing dip in the pools, said the NSW Stronger Country Communities Fund grant would see the 25-metre main pool and small wading pool completely re-painted, walkways around the pools improved, starting blocks replaced and the construction of an extra storage shed.
“The hot artesian pools are one of Boomi’s greatest assets and attract scores of tourists each year, especially during the winter months,” Mr Marshall said.
“They are also an important social, recreational, and sporting hub for the community and this funding will help future-proof the facilities for many years to come.
“Re-painting these pools will ensure they are maintained to the highest standard and make them an attractive destination for tourists and locals.”
The project will completed over the winter season this year.