Labor announces public pool for Torquay

Labor candidate for Corangamite Libby Coker has announced that a Shorten Labor Government will help fund the construction of a world class aquatic and recreation centre in Torquay.

Federal Labor will commit $15 million towards the facility, building on the $10 million committed by the recently re-elected state Labor government.

The aquatic and recreation centre is projected to support the creation of up to 30 local jobs in the construction phase, and another 50 long-term secure jobs following the opening of the facility.

The $25 million aquatic centre will include an eight-lane 25 metre indoor swimming pool, a fully equipped gymnasium, creche facilities, cafe, learn to swim pool and health facilities.

"The Torquay Aquatic and Leisure Centre will become an essential part of the Surf Coast community. The community has advocated long and hard for this facility. I have listened, and so has Labor," Ms Coker said.

"After years of inaction from Sarah Henderson and the Liberals, Labor is delivering this much needed project, and investing in Victoria's regional economy."

Labor Member for South Barwon Darren Cheeseman said it demonstrated Labor's strong State and Federal partnership.

"It's great that State and Federal Labor are working together to provide the necessary funding to get this much needed project off the ground."


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