Myrtleford Pool commitment to make a splash

Friday, October 21, 2022

A Nationals Government will commit $1 million to provide long overdue upgrades to the Myrtleford Pool.

The existing pool was constructed in the 1930’s and has had a limited upgrades and maintenance completed, resulting in the pool being unfit for purpose and out-of-date.

Under this commitment, the pool will receive an overhaul to ensure that it is compliant with swimming competition regulations, ensuring that it is the correct length, and that it is suitable to host major swimming competitions.

Further, upgrades will occur to the facilities at the pool to bring them up to date and provide the Myrtleford Swimming Club with new and improved facilities that will benefit the whole community.

Shadow Minister for Sport, Cindy McLeish, described the commitment as a win for Myrtleford residents.

“Having a good swimming pool is vital in any community, as it helps to encourage locals to be active, especially over the summer months.

“It also ensures that school kids have the best facilities to learn how to swim, placing them in good stead for the future.”

Nationals Member for Ovens Valley, Tim McCurdy, was pleased to support the Myrtleford community with this commitment.

“I have been working closely with the community to secure funding for the pool, and I am pleased to say that a Nationals Government will deliver this funding, if elected in November.

“The existing pool is in major need of an overhaul, something this funding will do, to ensure that Myrtleford is well placed going forward.

“Myrtleford deserves a fair share of funding, and this commitment will help to breathe new life into the existing pool facilities and give the community something to celebrate in the summer months.”

Mr McCurdy and Ms McLeish celebrate the announcement with members of the Myrtleford Swimming Club


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