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

Mission Beach Aquatic project takes shape

Media Release

FN084/2016

02 November 2016

Joint release with:

Ian MacDonald

Senator for Queensland

  • Work on the new aquatic centre for Mission Beach progressing well
  • The Aquatic centre will feature a 25 metre lap pool with six lanes, and an indoor heated hydrotherapy pool
  • The $7 million project is scheduled for completion in early 2018

Mission Beach residents are a step closer to cooling off in the hot summer months with initial earthworks nearing completion on a new aquatic facility in North Queensland.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the new modern facilities will provide another great attraction in this growing community.

“The local pool is an institution in regional communities and I'm thrilled to see this one take shape,” Minister Nash said.

“I aim to help build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren want to either stay in or come back to, and aquatic facilities like this do just that.

“As well as providing a great place to cool down, the centre will also host swimming lessons and the hydrotherapy pool gives locals a place to rehabilitate after injuries.”

Senator for Queensland Ian Macdonald said he was proud to have fought for the funding with former LNP candidate for Kennedy, Noeline Ikin.

“I well remember how passionate Noeline was about delivering this important infrastructure for the local community,” Senator Macdonald said.

“She badgered me, and together we badgered every Minister until we were able to secure funding for this vital project.”

The economic benefits of the investment in local infrastructure is another example of the Turnbull Government's commitment to regional Australia, Senator Macdonald said.

“Not only is it delivering an additional 30 jobs during construction, and a further 3.5 positions upon completion, a project of this scale has the potential to foster further growth and investment right across the region.”

The Mission Beach Aquatic Centre is a jointly funded project with the Coalition Government contributing $3.49 million, the Queensland Government $3.49 million and the Mission Beach Aquatic and Recreation Club $40,000.