Tasmania Opposition Leader Will Hodgman
Tasmania Deputy Opposition Leader Jeremy Rockliff
Hodgman Announces $4 Million For Devonport Aquatic Centre
Victor P Taffa
Tasmanian Liberal Leader Will Hodgman today announced that a Hodgman Liberal Government will provide $4 Million to support the construction of an 8 lane 25 metre pool and associated amenities as the existing Devonport Aquatic Centre.
“Construction of an indoor pool and associated amenities will provide both immediate and longer-term benefits to the local Devonport/Cradle Coast community. It will represent a much needed community development in an area of socio-economic disadvantage.” Mr. Hodgman said.
“The construction stage would generate local employment opportunities and provide direct economic benefits. In addition, flow on jobs in the retail and fitness and health sector would also be created.”
“A Hodgman Liberal Government will provide $4 Million as a contribution to this $12 Million project.”
“The number of indoor aquatic facilities on the North West coast is extremely limited and the present Devonport Olympic pool is currently the most used facility in the region. The proposal has been a regional priority for many years and has strong support from all stakeholders.” Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Rockliff said.
“This project will provide significant and direct economic benefits for the local construction industry and continuing local jobs in the fitness and health and wellbeing sectors.” Mr. Rockliff said.
“It will benefit people of every age and especially enhance facilities for those with disabilities or who need hydrotherapy. Once completed the facilities would provide much needed social, health and wellbeing and recreational opportunities for many (including preschool and school age children, youth, families, older adults, clubs and a diverse range of sporting groups) all year round.”
“I congratulate the many community members, in particular the Devonport Swimming Club and the Devonport City Council for their vision, dedication and work over many years towards an aquatic centre re-development that will benefit the entire community.”