Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has welcomed the announcement of funding of $45,000 to the Lock and Districts Swimming Centre as part of the second $30 million round of the Federal Government’s Community Sport Infrastructure Program.
Mr Ramsey said he was delighted the club had been successful in its application and would be able to install solar heating at the town swimming pool.
“Swimming pools are an integral part of the local community where locals of all ages can keep fit by doing morning laps, take the kids for a splash on a hot day or swim at a competitive level,” he said.
“Having the pool heated is not only good for the environment, but will ensure the pool can be utilised all year around.
“Sport is a fantastic way to get out and exercise, develop social networks and it plays a really important role in rural, regional, and remote Australia.
“Additionally, country towns like Lock have also developed many of Australia’s elite athletes.”
Minister for Sport Bridget McKenzie said the Liberal & Nationals Government understands that our success and prowess as a sporting nation begins with grassroots sports.
“This is why we have focused our investment on local grassroots sporting facilities such as the Lock and Districts Swimming Centre,” Minister McKenzie said.
“As outlined in the National Sports Plan, Sport 2030, grassroots sports help drive increased participation and promote social, health and community benefits of physical activity and sport – a key priority for our government.”
Media Contact: Leonie Lloyd-Smith 8633 1744 February 5 2019