The $500,000 redevelopment of the Kyogle Aquatic Centre is now officially open, creating a splash for the health and well-being of the local community.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the facelift has delivered a range of new and enhanced facilities that the entire local community can enjoy.
“The redevelopment included installing a solar electric power system, a new access ramp and handrails for disabled access into the existing medium-sized pool, new disabled and ambulant showering and toilet facilities, as well as accessible access to the kid’s pool and new water play equipment,” Mr Hogan said.
Parliamentary Secretary for Energy and the Arts in New South Wales, Ben Franklin said the upgrades will increase the accessibility of both the pool and amenities area which will have the additional benefits of improving the health and well-being of the community.
“This is a fantastic example of all levels of government working together to invest in regional communities, delivering a new splash park alongside various other improvements to the centre,” Mr Franklin said.
Mayor of Kyogle Council Danielle Mulholland said the improvements had made the Kyogle pool complex more accessible to more people in the community.
“The community really values the pool complex and it is used by people of all ages,” Cr Mulholland said.
“The improvements have revitalised the facility, opened it up for more people to use and given families a great new splash park.
“I’m always saying that we achieve more when the three tiers of government work together and this project is proof of the community benefits that can result with federal, state and local government join forces.”
The Australian Government committed $250,000, the NSW Government $154,336 and Kyogle Council $93,817 to fund the $498,153 project.