The Coonalpyn & District Soldiers Memorial Swimming Pool was officially opened by the Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP on Saturday 26 February, 2022.
Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the Federal Government funding totalling $525,000 was an important investment in the Coonalpyn community and it was great to see the upgrades completed in time for summer 2021.
“The Coonalpyn & District Soldiers Memorial Swimming Pool received a total of $525,000 in Federal Government funding via the Drought Communities Extension Program and Local Roads & Community Infrastructure Program to enable this significant upgrade to be completed.”
“I know how important these developments and upgrades are because I recognise the social and community benefits that come from modern and safe local sporting facilities.”
“These upgrades transform a tired facility into one in which people of all ages & ability can swim in safety.”
“I am pleased to partner with the Coorong District Council to ensure projects like the Coonalpyn & District Soldiers Memorial Swimming Pool redevelopment are undertaken supporting jobs in our local communities, but more importantly making the Mallee an even better place to live, work and raise family.“ Mr Pasin said.
Coorong District Council Mayor Paul Simmons said “After more than 50 years of loyal service to its community, the Coonalpyn & District Soldiers Memorial Swimming Pool has been given new life, thanks largely in part to Commonwealth funding support.”
“Coorong District Council looks forward to continuing to work with our State and Commonwealth counterparts for the good of our shared rural communities – this partnership supports our towns and infrastructure to grow and flourish into the future.” Said Mayor Paul Simmons.