Hay swimming like never before

The Albanese Labor Government continues to support Hay Shire Council deliver high priority local road and community infrastructure projects, with the replacement of the amenities building at the John Houston Memorial Swimming Pool in Hay now complete.

The new building will provide modern amenities with dedicated areas, including:

  • private change rooms
  • swimming club area
  • canteen
  • kitchen
  • medical room
  • an office

The replacement was made possible with over $712,000 in funding from the Albanese Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program.

It is part of $2.7 million committed to Hay Shire Council under LRCI – which is supporting a range of projects that create local job opportunities and have long-lasting benefits in this region.

The Government has committed $3.25 billion to the LRCI Program over four phases, with every local government in all 150 electorates across Australia supported through this funding.

For more information on the LRCI Program, visit: https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/about/local-initiatives/local-roads-and-community-infrastructure-program.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories, Kristy McBain MP:

“As we enter peak swimming season, there is nothing more important than having high-quality facilities at local swimming pools – which really are the heart of our regional communities.

“Our $712,000 investment in this fantastic new amenities building is just one of more than 10,500 projects currently funded under LRCI across the country.

“This number will only grow – as projects under Phase 4 of LRCI, now worth $750 million thanks to $250 million in additional funding from the Albanese Labor Government, continue to be locked in.”

Quotes attributable to Senator for New South Wales, Deborah O’Neill:

 “The John Houston Memorial Swimming Pool is an institution in the Hay community, which is why it’s great to see work complete on the new amenities building.

“The modern facilities will not only make it easier for staff to provide quality services, it will encourage more people in Hay to make the most of this fantastic complex.

“Our $712,000 investment in this project supported 21 jobs during construction – one of many projects the Albanese Government is supporting Hay Shire Council to deliver – because when we work together, communities reap the rewards.”

Quotes attributable to Mayor of Hay Shire Council, Councillor Carol Oataway:

“The replacement of the amenities building at the John Houston Memorial Swimming Pool was long overdue – which is why we are so excited to open this modern new space.

“Whether it’s swimming lessons, birthday parties, or getting some relief from the heat – the Hay community will flock to the pool like never before.

“I thank the council staff and contractors for delivering this $1.7 million project, and look forward to progressing more high-impact, local-led projects in collaboration with the Albanese Government.”