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Aquatic Centre finally possible but in Ellenbrook or Whitemen park?

26. May 2015 18:38  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (4)


The following article appeared in the Ellenbrook Advocate on May 20th 2015

THE swimming pool promised to Ellenbrook residents before the 2013 State election is finally possible.

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Donna Faragher, Mia Davies and Swan Mayor Charlie Zannino with Ellenbrook District Outdoor Space plans. d437700

The Budget announcement revealed a $7 million injection towards sport and recreation facilities in Ellenbrook, $2 million of which is dedicated to an aquatic centre.

The other $5 million will fund a sports centre with three indoor courts and a gym at the Ellenbrook District Outdoor Space.

Residents around Ellenbrook, tired of driving 14km to the closest public pool and 25km to the nearest beach, have been lobbying for a pool for years.

As late as last year, the Government was reluctant to say when it would deliver pool funding.

Last September, an irate Colin Barnett was scathing in his response to West Swan MLA Rita Saffioti’s questions over the pool delivery, saying Ms Saffioti would “probably be the last to know – when the concrete trucks line up”.

The pool construction is now in the City of Swan’s hands.

Swan deputy mayor Mick Wainwright said an aquatic facilities strategy should be completed “in the next few months”.

Swan’s strategy will likely determine whether aquatic facilities are built at a planned regional sport facility at Whiteman or the Ellenbrook District Outdoor Space.

“The announcement has come at an opportune time,” Mr Wainwright said. “The sports centre is a priority project for Ellenbrook and the $5 million will help us to keep the project on track.”

Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies said the facility would bring the community together. It would be a great meeting point for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy being physically active.

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