Woolgoolga Swimming Pool is an important community asset. It is now over 35 years old and needs significant work to bring it up to standard.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced a $3.9 million grant to completely upgrade the pool.
“This is an exciting day for Woolgoolga and the Northern Beaches and will complement the new Wiigulga Sports Complex being built right now,” Mr Hogan said.
“The upgrade will include a new 25-metre, eight-lane main pool, 10-metre learn-to-swim pool, multi-function building, splash zone for kids, and new amenities.”
“Accessibility will be significantly improved, with an additional pool lane that provides ramp access, steps and pool ladders to suit a range of abilities.”
“The kids splash zone will have a slide, jets and tipping buckets, catering for a range of ages and abilities.
Coffs Harbour City Council Mayor Denise Knight said the announcement is great news and a vitally important one for the Coffs Coast community.
“Council has worked tirelessly with Government to pull this together, it will be a fantastic complex our whole community can enjoy,” Cr Knight said.
“There will be a new modern building with an undercover multifunctional space, terrace seating adjacent to the pool, large grassed areas, picnic shelter and BBQ, and lighting to facilitate night time use.”
The Federal Government is providing $3,857,727 through Round 5 of the Building Better Regions Fund. Coffs Harbour City Council is matching the funding.