- Blayney CentrePoint Sports and Leisure Centre upgrade funded under Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects Stream
- The Coalition Government is investing $1.9 million towards the $3.89 million project
- 136 projects will be funded under the Infrastructure Projects stream, with the Coalition Government investing over $200 million
Federal Member for Calare, Andrew Gee today announced $1.9 million in Australian Government funding for the upgrade of the Blayney CentrePoint Sports and Leisure Centre.
Mr Gee said major upgrades to the facility will be funded under the Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects stream.
“This is a fantastic outcome for the Blayney community, with the project receiving $1.9 million to upgrade the facility ensuring it meets the needs of the community into the future,” Mr Gee said.
“Upgrades to the Centre will include the installation of a new interactive playground, a new disabled lift to the 25m lap pool and a disabled access ramp to the Learn to Swim pool. The funding will also be used to modernise the water filtration and heating infrastructure, the construction of a new modern plant room and new piping infrastructure into the swimming pools, which will allow the Centre to be enjoyed all year round.
Blayney Shire Mayor, Scott Ferguson welcomed the much-needed funding to upgrade the 50-year old pool facility which is a valuable community resource.
“This is strong example how a local and national partnership can deliver multiple benefits to the region bringing the capacity to improve the pools for greater safety, comfort, accessibility and attract more usage for sport, recreation and health and wellbeing,” Cr Ferguson said.
“Council is excited about creating a better pool facility at CentrePoint as these improvements will compliment other recent upgrades to the complex including larger gym area, new fitness equipment, solar panel installation and the new air heating system currently underway.”
Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the project will deliver significant economic and social benefits to the community.
“Under round two of the Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects stream, the Coalition Government is investing well over $200 million in 136 projects with a total leveraged project value of $459 million,” Dr McVeigh said.
“This means, in each successful community much anticipated local projects are receiving the funds needed to take a big idea and make it a reality.
“The Coalition has a plan for regional Australia and we are focused on getting it done. It’s a plan to create more jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities.
“A further $200 million was announced in the 2018-19 Budget for a third round of the Building Better Regions Fund - a clear indication of the Coalition Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.”
The second round of the Building Better Regions Fund, which includes the Community Investments stream and the Infrastructure Projects stream, is expected to create some 10,000 jobs from over 240 projects.