The upgrade of Casino Memorial Swimming Pool is now underway. Stage one is worth $6.68 million and will ensure the future of this very important community asset.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the upgrade was a vitally important project for our community.
“This work includes the construction of a new eight-lane, 50m heated pool with an all-ability access ramp and stairs, and a new children’s splash pool,” Mr Hogan said.
“Casino’s pool is used by many community groups and local schools for their swimming carnivals every year. I know many families and residents will enjoy the benefits of the pool.”
Richmond Valley Council Mayor Robert Mustow said this upgrade would allow the pool to function appropriately and meet the needs of the community.
“Being an inland town, the swimming pool is an important recreational facility to ensure our community is a great place to live,” Cr Mustow said.
“We sought community input a number of years ago on the best way the pool could be redeveloped, and we were inundated with suggestions.
“This shows our residents are fully aware that community facilities, such as swimming pools, play an important role within local communities.”
The Federal Government provided $3.2 million towards this project, with Richmond Valley Council funding the balance.
*The attached photo was taken at the funding announcement in 2019.