Local, Independant and Effective
February 13, 2018

Indigo Pools Infrastructure Project ensures safer pools

Independent Member for Indi Cathy McGowan has welcomed the announcement that Indigo Shire Council will receive a $18,125 Commonwealth grant to support a safer and improved experience at the shire’s swimming pools.


The funding from the Stronger Communities Programme will go towards the $38,000 Indigo Swimming Pools Infrastructure Project. The project provides for the installation of new safety signage across the Indigo Shire’s five swimming pools and improves the water management of the Yackandandah Pool with the installation of a pool blanket. The Indigo Shire Council will provide the remaining funding.


“Pool signage audits conducted by Life Saving Victoria recommended new signage be developed and installed to improve safety and communication with pool users,” Ms McGowan said.


“The shire is progressing a plan for solar upgrades at swimming pool facilities. The installation of a solar blanket at Yackandandah will provide for a better response to changing weather and the opportunity to extend the pool season in line with community demand.


“Pools are a key recreational hub for the community, home to swim programs, morning swimmers and casual swimmers.”


Indi received $150,000 under Round 3 of the Stronger Communities Programme, to be distributed across all local government areas. Councils worked with the local community to identify projects for funding.

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