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Senator O’niell Puts Aquatic Centre Funding Down To Community Collaboration

Written by: The Cowra Phoenix


The Cowra Shire Council will receive $4,890,218 in funding for the redevelopment of the Cowra Aquatic Centre from the Federal Government, and NSW Senator Deborah O’Neill said it’s due to community collaboration.

The project will replace the ageing and flood damaged pool infrastructure and modernise the Centre so that it can continue as an important community asset for swimming education, community recreation, and town pride.

The proposed upgrade of the Aquatic Centre will include a new pool plantroom and filtration, redevelopment of the main and toddler pool, a new splashpad and floodlighting, retractable shades, and a clubhouse building.

The funding is being delivered under Round 1 of the Growing Regions Program, which is providing around $207 million to fund 40 new local priority infrastructure projects across the country.

“It was a pleasure to join with the Cowra Mayor Ruth Fagen today to announce this substantial investment into the community – this is a reflection of what can be achieved by all levels of government working together,” Senator O’Neill, Duty Senator for the Riverina, Calare and Parkes electorates said.

“After the flooding in November 2022, it is inspiring to see the community and council come together to make this a priority. The new Aquatic Centre will see major upgrades as well as entirely new facilities for the people of Cowra to enjoy.”

“Infrastructure and recreation services are important to Cowra, and I am proud to be a part of a government that is willing and ready to support this community.”

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