Funding for Mt Gambier brings project closer to reality
The residents of Mount Gambier in South Australia are a step closer to a 30-year dream becoming a reality, with the announcement of $15m in federal funding for the proposed community and recreation hub.
According to the City of Mount Gambier website, community discussion about the need for an indoor aquatic centre commenced around three decades ago. More recently, the scope has been broadened to include additional indoor sporting facilities. Council says it has committed to work alongside the community to ensure that any such development fulfils the needs and aspirations of all potential users.
Having just secured funding (the single largest grant the community has received), the council will shortly release intermediate architectural designs, financial modelling and costings. Council will conduct a postal survey of more than 19,000 local community members to gauge support levels for the project and to determine if it will proceed. Results are expected to be announced in January 2019.
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