facility is set to receive the grant through the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF), administered by the Department of Local
Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
Built in 1971, the facility includes
a six-lane, 50-metre swimming pool with an additional children's pool and basic
change rooms, kiosk and toilets, and is home to the Mount Barker Amatuer Swimming Club.
In February, the facility will also
host the 2021 SunSmart Country Pennants, sponsored by Healthway, bringing
swimmers all the way from Broome to Albany together to compete against other
regional clubs from across the State.
The first stage of the project
includes the construction of a new amenities building incorporating the change
rooms, toilets, first aid room, a kiosk, administration office and clubrooms.
Subsequent stages of the
refurbishment will include an upgraded 50-metre pool, and the construction of a
new learn to swim pool, plant room and filtration system.
Additional upgrades to the solar
heating and landscaping and development of recreational areas will also occur.
The redevelopment was made possible
by the State Government's $374,183 Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund grant.
The remaining funding was provided by
the Shire of Plantagenet and the Federal Government.