Werris Creek residents were all smiles on Monday after it was announced $481,400 would be spent upgrading their local swimming pool.
Works will include the complete upgrade of the water filtration facilities, separation of the water between the infant’s pool and the main swimming pool, and the installation of play equipment in the infant’s pool.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said this is a massive investment into Werris Creek that will provide wide sweeping benefits to the community.
The Werris Creek Swimming Pool is such an important facility to the community.Kevin Anderson
“The Werris Creek Swimming Pool is such an important facility to the community which is why we are investing in improvements so that it continues to service the town well into the future,” Mr Anderson said.
“Prior to the amenities block receiving an upgrade last year the swimming pool complex hadn’t seen any major works since the 1960s, which makes this the largest investment in the life of the facility.
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“This is more than just a major infrastructure announcement, this is a message to the people of Werris Creek to say you are important, you matter to us and we are investing in the future of this town.”
Liverpool Plains Shire Council Mayor Andrew Hope said the project had been on the council wish list for some time and the community will see notable changes.
“We wanted to raise the standard of the Werris Creek Swimming Pool which would come at a significant cost to Council, so to have the project fully funded by the NSW Government is a real win for the community,” Cr Hope said.
“When the project is completed the Werris Creek community will see a vast improvement to the facility for both recreational and sporting swimmers.”
Liverpool Plains Shire Council will carry out works following the pool’s closure for the off season in March. Work is expected to be completed in time for the start of next season later this year.