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Cash splash towards saving Kambalda pool

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said a $287,000 Community Sport Infrastructure Grant for the Kambalda Aquatic Facility is a step towards re-opening the vital facility.


  • The investment is part of the Community Sport Infrastructure Grant program that is upgrading local facilities across Australia to help drive increased participation in sports and physical activity.
  • “Kambalda residents have struggled through a very hot summer without being able to cool off and the Kambalda Sea Eagles team have been unable to train or compete at their home pool,” Mr Wilson said.
  • “It is a key priority of our government to promote the social and health benefits of physical activity and sport and our investment to upgrade facilities and infrastructure will provide a real encouragement for those local residents not currently active.
  • “This investment in the Kambalda pool is one step closer to seeing the facility re-opened in time for summer.”
  • Mr Wilson said only the Morrison Government have a strong plan for regional Australia that puts locals first.
  • “The Morrison Government is able to make these important investments in community sporting infrastructure because our responsible economic management that will deliver a budget surplus,” Mr Wilson said.

Kalgoorlie MLA Kyran O’Donnell welcomed the news.


“The shire got the full amount they applied for so it’s a step in the right direction to ensuring the community of Kambalda will have a swimming pool in time for next summer,” he said.



I was inspired to run for Parliament following my involvement in a decade-long campaign to deregulate the wheat industry, which brought about the end of the Australian Wheat Board’s monopoly.

“I stand proudly for the Liberal philosophy of free markets, vigorous competition, small government and individual responsibility. These are the principles that guide me in my life and in this place. My track record in public life shows clearly that I am prepared to stand up for those principles.”

“To the electors of O'Connor, I reiterate the commitment that I have made to work tirelessly on your behalf, to always be frank and honest about the challenges we face, and to work cooperatively and collaboratively to improve the lives of the people who live in the greatest part of the greatest nation on earth”

– Rick Wilson MP Maiden Speech.