Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Making a splash at Wycheproof's upgraded pool

Media Release

JM029/2018

23 February 2018

Joint release with:

Andrew Broad

Federal Member for Mallee

David Pollard

Mayor of Buloke Shire Council

  • Works complete on Wycheproof Pool Precinct in Victoria
  • Focal point for recreation for regional community
  • Australian Government invested $200,000 in the project

Residents of Wycheproof, Victoria, today celebrated the official opening of the town's upgraded pool precinct with a splash.

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the $200,000 contribution to the project was part of the Coalition Government's focus on helping create jobs and growing regional communities.

“The pool upgrades provided employment opportunities in the region, creating three jobs during construction and additional ongoing jobs including facilities manager, kiosk operator and pool attendants,” Dr McVeigh said.

Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad said the project provided a high quality facility for local residents to enjoy for years to come.

“Swimming pools not only provide much needed relief throughout the summer months, they provide local families with fun, a great form of exercise and facilities for the community to socialise,” Mr Broad said.

“The upgrades include solar heating to lower running costs, new change rooms and a new kiosk.”

Mayor of Buloke Shire Council David Pollard said the upgrade would benefit the residents of Wycheproof and the surrounding district.

“Our swimming pools are available for free to our communities and are important for social inclusion and a fun recreational facility,” Cr Pollard said.

This project was jointly funded with the Turnbull Coalition Government contributing $200,000, the Victorian Government $200,000 and the Buloke Shire Council $200,000.