Residents on the Southern Peninsula are getting closer to having a new place to swim in both summer and winter with construction due to commence on the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Rosebud Aquatic Centre.
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, today joined with members of the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council at the site to inspect preparations for construction.
The Morrison Government provided $5 million towards the project, with the Mornington Peninsula Shire recently awarding the building contract to Buxton Constructions.
Minister Hunt congratulated the Mornington Peninsula Shire and local residents on their advocacy for the project.
“This project is the culmination of years of work by locals on the Peninsula, the Shire, State and Federal Governments and I congratulate all those who worked so hard, for so long, to make this project a reality.
“In particular, I’d like to acknowledge the work of Councillor Antonella Celi, my friend and the former Member for Nepean, Martin Dixon and the irrepressible work of the Southern Peninsula Aquatic Centre Action Group, all of whom worked tirelessly to ensure a state-of-the-art facility for the Southern Peninsula.”
“This is about ensuring the Peninsula has industry leading facilities for locals from all walks of life to stay active and I am proud that the Morrison Government has provided $5 million towards construction.”
“The Shire has set a target of late 2020 for completion of construction and I look forward to following the progress of the pool.”