Federal Government to announce $10million for Katherine pool

Published on Thursday, 10 November 2022 at 11:04:14 AM

Federal Member for Lingiari, Marion Scrymgour will announce on Sunday $10 million in federal government funding to upgrade our Katherine Aquatic Centre.

“Having access to an upgraded aquatic centre is paramount to any community, especially for our young ones to learn how to swim which will be a critical skill for the rest of their lives," Ms Scrymgour said. “The recreational and physical aspect that the refurbished centre will provide for Katherine cannot be understated and I look forward to the development of this facility."

The upgrade will refurbish the aquatic centre, the plant rooms, the splash park and the grounds themselves.

Scrymgour will be joined by Mayor Lis Clark to make the announcement.

“I think it is wonderful that the election promise has been honoured and Katherine will get a much-needed upgrade to our 40-year-old facility," Mayor Clark said. “An aquatic centre is an important piece of community infrastructure anywhere you go but for us, in the Top End with our warm climate, it provides relief, recreation and exercise opportunities.”

“It will go through a process which includes looking at costings and having community consultation to give residents a chance to provide their thoughts and feedback. We will also need to manage our expectations of what $10 million will get us.”

The announcement will be made at Katherine Aquatic Centre on Sunday, 13 November 2022 at 2:00pm. The Katherine community is invited.

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