Photo caption: Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall, left, Inverell Shire Deputy Mayor Kate Dight and Inverell Shire Council Director Civil and Environmental Services Brett McInnes announcing the additional $1.1 million from the State Government for the new Inverell Aquatic Centre.
Thursday, 12 January 2023
INVERELL Shire Council has its arm out-stretched and is about to touch the wall in its race to construct a brand new multi-million-dollar aquatic centre, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announcing another $1.1 million funding boost from the State Government grant for the international standard project.
Mr Marshall said today’s grant, from the Stronger Country Communities Fund, took the total State Government contribution to $6.1 million so far, propelling council and the community toward its goal of constructing the $25.7 million complex.
“This redevelopment will see Inverell Aquatic Centre crowned the premier competitive swimming facility in country NSW,” Mr Marshall said.
“It will also provide fun and recreation for future generations of locals and visitors, whatever their age and swimming ability.
“Meticulous planning has gone into getting this project over the line, with council driven to renew the existing 60-year-old pool facilities so they meet the requirements of modern-day competition.
“Council plans to include the delivery of a FINA compliant 50 metre competition pool, with the winterisation features of a permanent roof over the shallow end and a large ‘door’ opening to enable the northern, shallow end 25m segment of the pool to be enclosed during winter months.
“Younger swimmers will also be catered for with warm water indoor program pool, indoor zero depth water play equipment and adjacent toddlers pool.
“The dated foyer area will be modernised with new front of house facilities including renovated reception and café area.
“This project will ensure Inverell Aquatic Centre can continue delivering a high-quality training and competition venue for another 50 years.”
Further information on the Inverell Aquatic Centre redevelopment can be found at www.inverell.nsw.gov.au/community/inverell-aquatic-centre-redevelopment/
Today’s funding is in addition to the $5 million State Government grant announced late last year for the project.