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.