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LABOR WILL DELIVER LONG OVERDUE SWIMMING POOL - THURSDAY, 15 NOVEMBER 2018

A Shorten Labor government will invest $17 million towards the Ellenbrook Indoor Leisure Centre, delivering the community a long overdue swimming pool.

The Ellenbrook Indoor Leisure Centre is the final stage of the Ellenbrook District Open Space and will include a 25 metre lap pool, indoor multi-purpose ball courts and facilities for other service providers.

Ellenbrook is one of Australia’s fastest growing suburbs,  with the population forecast to reach over 70,000 residents by 2036.

And Labor knows that investing in infrastructure isn’t just about building roads and rail – it’s about investing in better lives for the community, through increased access to sports and leisure facilities like the Indoor Leisure Centre.

Labor believes every child has the right to learn to swim, but parents shouldn’t have to drive 20km to make sure their kids can learn to swim. And with the nearest swimming facilities in Midland or Joondalup, we don’t want local kids missing out on swimming because of the lack of facilities.

A local pool is long overdue - the community has been campaigning long and hard for a new pool and thanks to the advocacy of Kim Travers, Labor is delivering. 

The total cost of the project is estimated to be $51 million. Labor will work in partnership with Premier Mark McGowan and City of Swan to make sure it is delivered. The State Government has already allocated $7 million towards the project.

We led the way in announcing funding for the Morley-Ellenbrook rail line and we’re leading the way again to make sure this community has a leisure centre and a swimming pool. 

Labor has made hard budget decisions to ensure our priorities are fully paid for – we will make multinationals pay their fair share and close unsustainable tax loopholes, because we want all kids to have access to sports and swimming facilities.


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