Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the Port Lincoln Regional Leisure Centre Redevelopment will be a great benefit for Port Lincoln with the project providing excellent facilities to be enjoyed by the local community.
“The centre is already highly-utilised with swimming lessons and training for the local swimming club held at the pool – now people will be able to enjoy the upgraded facilities for these activities and also hydrotherapy and recreational swimming,” he said.
“Three brand new squash courts and an indoor basketball court are a fantastic asset and will be used by the local basketball club and keen squash players.
“New offices, entry and an updated café will all contribute to a modern family-friendly attribute to Port Lincoln.
“I commend the management of the leisure centre on this fantastic initiative, one that will benefit the region with a start-of-art facility and with jobs both in the construction and ongoing jobs.”
The Australian Government has provided $4.4 million to the $10.16 million project which will include a new entry, offices, reception and café, a new lift to the upper level of the stadium, refurbishment of existing indoor aquatic facility rooms, existing stadium facilities including change-rooms and stadium upper level clubrooms, three new squash courts, with moveable intermediate walls, refurbishment of the existing swimming pool, slide, sauna and construction of a wet play area for toddlers including water spouts and motorised pool covers to lap pool, a new basketball/indoor sports exhibition court with spectator seating and a solar photovoltaic generation system
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Australian Government’s $4,400,000 investment in community infrastructure would provide long term benefits to the Port Lincoln region.
“In addition to the refurbished swimming facility, a new café and three new squash courts, this investment also includes a new indoor basketball court that will service 76 junior and 21 senior basketball teams,” Mr McCormack said.
“By supporting 47 jobs in construction and creating an expected 25 ongoing jobs after completion, in addition to using local businesses and supplies, this project will help bring economic prosperity to Port Lincoln for many years to come.”
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