Liberal candidate for Kogarah, Craig Chung, welcomes the announcement that families and children across St George are a step closer to making a splash at Carss Park Pool, thanks to a $40 million commitment from the NSW Liberal Government.
“This is a wonderful win for the locals of Kogarah.” Mr Chung said.
“I am proud to be part of the Perrottet Liberal Team that cares about local communities, investing in upgrading facilities like Carss Park Pool.”
Treasurer Matt Kean said a re-elected Liberal Government would help the local council rebuild and restore Carss Park Pool into a state-of-the-art aquatic centre.
“Heading to your local swimming spot is a way of life for many of us and this major investment will restore one of the community’s most treasured facilities,” Mr Kean said.
“Investments like this in local community infrastructure are only possible because of the Liberal and Nationals Government’s long-term economic plan to keep NSW moving forward.”
The upgraded facility will include a new multi-use 50 metre pool and a 25 metre learn to swim pool, as well as a splash pad, gym and fitness area, cafe and kitchen, wet and dry seating areas, accessible change facilities, operational offices and 184 additional parking spaces.
Member for Oatley Mark Coure said this investment will help the local council return a much-loved pool back to the St George area.
“Olympians, world record holders and locals have been using this iconic facility for generations, and I know how much restoring it to its former glory will mean for everyone,” Mr Coure said.
“This investment is so much more than returning a pool to the St George area, but it is recongising the history and importance it carries, and I am so proud to say that it is the NSW Liberals and Nationals that are standing up to help make its return a reality.”
Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said the Liberal and Nationals have a strong track record of delivering community sport and recreation facilities.
“The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government has invested more than $2 billion in grassroots community sports infrastructure and programs since 2017, and we continue to upgrade important community assets like Carss Park Pool to ensure people can participate in sport and recreation,” Mr Henskens said.