Senator Sarah Henderson has welcomed planning approval for stage one of North Bellarine Aquatic and Leisure Centre.

“I am delighted that construction of stage one of the 50 metre outdoor heated pool, backed by $10 million from the Morrison Government, is ready to start,” Senator Henderson said.

“The Morrison Liberal Government is getting on with the job of delivering this wonderful asset for the north Bellarine which will not only boost community health and well-being, but save lives.”

I am also delighted that plans for a stage two indoor pool facility – including a warm water learn to swim pool, a gym and allied health facilities – have been so well received by the community.

With Liberal candidate for Corangamite, Stephanie Asher, committing $20 million to the stage 2 aquatic facility, the Morrison Government is determined to deliver a comprehensive aquatic centre for the north Bellarine.

“Rather than co-operate with council’s plan, Labor’s Corangamite MP wants to throw a wrecking ball at this project which shows she is completely out of her depth in delivering for our community.  The local Labor MP’s failed plan to stop construction of the stage 1 outdoor pool is nothing more than a cruel hoax.”

Liberal for Corangamite Stephanie Asher welcomed this significant milestone.

“I was excited to support this vital project as mayor and, as the local Liberal Corangamite candidate, I am so pleased to see the progress on construction of the 50 metre outdoor pool which will be heated all year round.

This will be a wonderful asset for Corangamite residents, including more than 3,500 students who attend local schools in Drysdale.”

“A re-elected Morrison Liberal Government will deliver $20 million for stage 2 of the North Bellarine Aquatic and Leisure Centre for an indoor aquatic facility.  This brings to $30 million in total funding, committed by the Morrison government, for this project.

“In partnership with council and our community, I am determined to put this project into the fast lane and deliver on my local plan to build a comprehensive aquatic and leisure centre for the north Bellarine.”