Victoria Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek
Delivering The Community Facilities Eltham Needs
Victor P Taffa
People in Eltham now have access to the upgraded facilities they need thanks to a funding boost for two key projects from the Andrews Government.
Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today officially opened the Eltham Leisure Centre Aquatic redevelopment project, which received a funding boost of $6.8 Million from the State Government.
Eltham Leisure Centre Aquatic Redevelopment Project
$20.2 Million redevelopment includes:
- 25 metre, 8 lane indoor pool with ramp access,
- Warm water program pool with ramp access,
- Learn to swim pool,
- Fully accessible spa and sauna,
- Upgraded change spaces,
- Outdoor water play area,
- Improved landscaping and car parking.
Project has been delivered by Nillumbik Shire Council, which has contributed $13.4 Million towards the redevelopment.
“By working with the Nillumbik Shire Council we’re making sure that people in Eltham have access to the community facilities they need to thrive these projects are delivering great local places for the community to come together.” Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek said.
State Government invested $3.8 Million from the 2016/17 round of the Growing Suburbs Fund, as well as a $3 Million grant from Sport and Recreation Victoria’s Community Facility Funding Program, Better Pools.
“We’re investing in the upgraded sporting facilities that Eltham needs, delivering a great local centre that everyone in the community can enjoy.” Minister for Tourism Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula said.
Growing Suburbs Fund has invested more than $20 Million into the Nillumbik Shire Council for 13 projects, including $500,000 for the Edendale Community Environment farm which also opened today.
“Having used the Leisure Centre since I was young, I’m very happy to see the transformation of the pool and outside area.” Member for Eltham Vicki Ward said.
“Edendale Farm has long needed an improved area for local families to gather, our Growing Suburbs Fund has allowed Nillumbik to invest in much needed infrastructure Nillumbik has long waited to deliver.”
Edendale Community Environment Farm Project
$898,400 Edendale Community Environment farm project has helped transform the site into a more accessible community asset that better caters to environmental education, events and community use.
- New kiosk,
- Outdoor retail space and nursery hothouses,
- Outdoor teaching space,
- Upgrades to the existing wetlands,
- Creation of a children’s sensory garden and nature play space,
- More public amenities.