50m Pool Opening Makes A Splash
Wednesday, 03 Mar 2021The 50m Pool at Griffith Regional Aquatic Leisure Centre was officially opened on Wednesday by The Hon. Sussan Ley, MP, Member for Farrer, Minister for the Environment, Ms Steph Cooke, MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier and Councillor John Dal Broi Mayor for the City of Griffith.
The Official Opening marks the end of the $7.9M project, which was completed by Hines Constructions in January 2021.
Member for Farrer, Sussan Ley said this is a real red-letter day for Griffith’s sporting and social amenities.
"Redeveloping and building first class facilities like the Aquatic Centre is good for the community," she said.
"While my government was able to commit extra funding ($4.5m) to get both the pool and Westend Stadium underway, I really want to commend both Griffith City Council and the NSW Coalition Government for the massive injection of funding they are contributing to make this happen.”
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said Griffith Regional Sports Precinct would provide a world-class sport and recreation venue for people of all abilities.
“Swimming is such an important skill not only for safety but for enjoying a healthy lifestyle. The Griffith Regional Sports Precinct will provide facilities that will both support our elite local athletes to achieve their best but also enable local residents to improve their health and wellbeing,” Ms Cooke said.
“While this project has a longer term boost for the community, there are also many benefits currently being realised with local jobs created during the construction of the pool and more to be created throughout the Griffith Regional Sports Precinct project.”
Griffith Mayor, Councillor John Dal Broi thanked both the State and Federal Government's for the contributions, along with staff and the contractors for assisting to bring this project to reality.
"I think we can all agree that the new 50m pool is a valuable asset to our community," said Councillor Dal Broi.
"The facility has been welcomed by all and has been extremely well used by residents, visitors, schools and the swim club and will enhance swimming activities and events into the future.
"Thank you to everyone involved in this project and I look forward to seeing the rest of the Sports Precinct completed," he added.
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