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Swansea Swim Centre dives into $900,000 upgrade

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The much-loved Swansea Swim Centre is set to undergo a $900,000 upgrade, thanks to consistent advocacy from local member Yasmin Catley.

The allotted funding, from round five of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund, will be used to replace the plant room and install a fibreglass liner to the 50-metre pool.

The facility services the eastern catchment of Lake Macquarie, with residents from right across the electorate regularly utilising it for activities like learn to swim, squads and water polo.

Power improvements to the centre will also enable the delivery of Lake Macquarie City Council’s (LMCC) Aquatic Facilities Strategy, future-proofing the pool.

Ms Catley also supported LMCC in its application for the funding by providing a Letter of Support.

“I was pleased to hear $900,000 from the Stronger Country Communities Fund had been allocated towards upgrading Swansea Swim Centre,” the Swansea state MP said.

“Since I became the local state member, people have constantly raised with me the need to upgrade the pool.

“While locals regularly use the facility, it is also home to the Swansea Sharks Swimming Club and Lake Macquarie Dolphins Water Polo Club.

“So, these upgrades will ensure the residents and these groups can use the pool for years to come.

“It is truly a great outcome for the local community that these additional works will take place.

“I was proud to advocate for this project.”

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