The Barossa Village Community Hydrotherapy Pool was opened by the Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP on Tuesday 21st September.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the $1.6 million Barossa Village Community Hydrotherapy Pool project was supported by the Federal Government via a funding grant of $400,000 from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.

“The Barossa Village Community Hydrotherapy Pool provides a range of benefits to the Community including pain management, rehab, physiotherapy and general health to the general population focusing on elderly and people with disabilities.” Mr Pasin said.

“The 15m x 5m hydrotherapy pool has multiple points of access, a dedicated changing places bathroom and sufficient space to support all manner of hydrotherapy services.” Mr Pasin said.

“This project created six jobs during the construction phase, together with ongoing job opportunities following its completion.” Mr Pasin said.

“This hydrotherapy pool, which is available for use by all members of the local community, will deliver both health and economic outcomes for many years to come.” Mr Pasin said.

The Barossa Village Chief Executive Officer Simon Newbold said the funding through the Australian Governments Building Better Regions Fund has supported this project to occur and in turn supports the Barossa Village to continue to evolve its purpose to serve the community through providing quality, affordable aged care services to all elderly in the region.

“There are no other facilities within the Barossa, Light and Gawler Council areas that are purpose built to support state of the art hydrotherapy services.” said Mr Newbold.

“Not only will the hydrotherapy pool benefit people with chronic health, pain management or rehab requirements, but it will be open for the community to use who require general therapy services. This includes sporting clubs, fitness classes, aqua aerobics and group socialising.” Mr Newbold said.

”We anticipate that this facility will become a key destination for any member of our community with need for this type of service.” Mr Newbold said.

The Barossa Village Community Hydrotherapy Pool was a joint project funded by Australian Government ($400,000), Barossa Village ($1,166,334) and the South Australian Government (50,000).