The Hon Paul Toole, Minister for Racing was in Narromine today to announce the successful funding of $300k under NSW Government Clubgrants, for the learn-to-swim pool.
The NSW Government offers grants to communities across NSW to support the building, renovation and fitout of infrastructure. Funding is available for arts and cultural infrastructure, sport and recreation infrastructure and projects that enhance facilities used to shelter communities and provide emergency services.
Infrastructure Grants are made possible through the NSW Government’s Clubgrants Category 3 Fund, which reinvests a contribution from the state’s registered clubs’ gaming machine profits back into community projects.
“Council would like to thank the NSW Government for their support through Club Grants,” said Narromine Shire Council’s General Manager, Jane Redden.
“Part of our Community Strategic Plan is to ensure that swimming pools act as a resource to meet local needs and enliven activity, supporting all age groups,” she said.
“We are excited about the opportunities that the learn-to-swim pool will provide to the children in our community,” said Ms Redden.
Currently Narromine and Trangie Pools have difficulty attracting learn-to-swim programs due to the restrictions of only having 25m and 50m pools. In the current facilities, instructors must use the shallow end of these pools for their lessons. The aim of providing a learn-to-swim pool is to guarantee a dedicated space for swimming lessons and also free up lanes in the main pools for other swimmers.
The works will include:
The project is due to commence in winter 2019and is anticipated to be ready for the 2019/20 summer season.
Image: Narromine Shire Council Mayor, Cr Craig Davies outlining the new learn to swim pool to Nationals Candidate Dugald Saunders and The Hon Paul Toole.