New Warm Water Pool for Sunbury
Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins and Member for Sunbury Josh Bull today announced a $2 million boost for a new warm water pool in Sunbury thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Touring the site today, Ms Hutchins said the project will help ensure Sunbury has the infrastructure and services the community needs without residents having to leave the local area.
The warm water pool will provide the community with a dedicated space for leisure activities to assist the community’s health and wellbeing.
The Labor Government recognises that councils like Hume are facing a number of challenges, with Sunbury’s population expected to increase by more than 48 per cent between 2015 and 2031.
The 15m x 12m pool is being built with a growing community in mind.
The facility will be ideal for rehabilitation and is an important addition to the suite of preventative and rehabilitation services provided by council and local health care.
The warm water pool will cater for people of all ages, with more than 10 per cent of Sunbury’s population aged 65 years or older. Residents with mobility issues will now be able to engage in classes and other programs without the need to leave Sunbury.
The funding is part of the Labor Government’s $50 million Interface Growth Fund (IGF), which is helping outer-suburban communities build local infrastructure such as family and community centres, town centres, parks and reserves and playgrounds.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins:
“The Andrews Labor Government is helping Councils in the cities fastest growing suburbs invest in important community infrastructure for local residents, through our $50 million Interface Growth Fund.
“The Sunbury warm water pool will provide a great facility for residents who won’t need to travel to other areas to take their kids to the pool or for things like mobility classes.”
“It’s great to be able to fund projects like this for Hume, which is one of Victoria’s fastest growing areas.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury, Josh Bull:
“This project will provide better services for Sunbury residents and increase the health and wellbeing options that are available locally.”
“This is another great investment for Sunbury and another vote of confidence in our community by the Andrews Labor Government.”