Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Promise for Kyogle Pool; Funding Commitment Announced

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Promise for Kyogle Pool; Funding Commitment Announced

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Byline: Marc Stapelberg marc.stapelberg@northernstar.com.au

KYOGLE is not usually associated with Olympic swimmers, but that could be the result of a new funding commitment if the Coalition is re-elected on July 2.

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan has dangled a juicy carrot in front of swimmers in the area with the announcement of $250,000 to heat one of the village's pools, build a new gym and ultimately invigorate the drive for a new indoor sports complex.

"This grant will allow the pool to be used all year round with the existing medium-sized pool converted into an indoor-heated pool and the construction of a new gym and amenities," Mr Hogan said.

"It is well proven that people who exercise, swim and do gym are healthier and this is about making us a healthier community."

Kyogle Council's executive urban assets manager, Graham Kennett, said they should be able to start work within six months, starting with the relocation of the existing gym out of the flood prone area in the Kyogle showground. …

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