Photo caption: Celebrating a $100,183 funding win to upgrade the Boomi Artesian Pools Kids, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, left, Boomi swim coach Wendi Carrigan, local students Arthur Brown, Rachel Walker, Walter Brown (front) and Sarah Walker.
Wednesday, 22 February 2023
A SIGNIFICANT upgrade of the popular Boomi Artesian Pool complex will occur this winter after Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announced a $100,183 State Government for the project.
Mr Marshall, who took the opportunity for a refreshing dip in the pools, said the NSW Stronger Country Communities Fund grant would see the 25-metre main pool and small wading pool completely re-painted, walkways around the pools improved, starting blocks replaced and the construction of an extra storage shed.
“The hot artesian pools are one of Boomi’s greatest assets and attract scores of tourists each year, especially during the winter months,” Mr Marshall said.
“They are also an important social, recreational, and sporting hub for the community and this funding will help future-proof the facilities for many years to come.
“Re-painting these pools will ensure they are maintained to the highest standard and make them an attractive destination for tourists and locals.
“I’m thrilled this funding has been secured to help the committee undertake this project to improve a community facility they are right proud of.”
Boomi Pool Committee President Ben Hiep said the community was thrilled to receive the funding and couldn’t wait to see the work get underway.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for the Boomi community,” Mr Hiep said.
“We love our Boomi pool as do all the travellers who come through.
“This project will benefit many people in the community including patrons and visitors, which will have a knock-on effect in that the better facilities will increase visitor numbers and promote spending at both our local general store and pub.
“It will also benefit grey nomad travellers who stay in the adjoining caravan park and frequent our hot spa over the winter months, young families who attend swimming lessons and use all of the pools over the summer months and competitive student swimmers who train in the big pool during carnival season.
“Providing the pools with a fresh coat of paint and ensuring the sidewalks are safe will enhance our facilities and continue to put our town on the map.”
The project will completed over the winter season this year.