Toodyay scores $4.7 million for pool funding

Toodyay is set to benefit following the announcement that the Toodyay Sport and Recreation Precinct project will be funded under the Building Better Regions Fund.

Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, made the announcement at the Toodyay Bakery on Thursday 12 July.

“This is a fantastic outcome for the Toodyay community, with the project receiving funding to develop a sport and recreation precinct that will include sporting fields, change rooms and a much wanted aquatic centre,” Mr Porter said.

“Toodyay has never had a public swimming pool and the community has clearly identified its desire for a pool and improved sporting facilities as high priorities.

“This will have major flow on benefits across the Toodyay community, including economic, social and job creation, ensuring the region continues to thrive and prosper into the future.

“The Toodyay Sport and Recreation Precinct will provide a place where locals can stay active, remain socially connected and will generally improve and enhance the Toodyay community.”

Acting Shire President, Councilor Therese Chitty, said the Shire of Toodyay is extremely pleased that the Toodyay Sport and Recreation Precinct can now become a reality.

“This project is the culmination of many years of hard work and commitment by successive Councils and many Shire staff, especially our CEO Stan Scott,” Councilor Chitty said.

“It will be a game changer for Toodyay.

“I would like to thank all of those involved for their perseverance and Christian Porter and his staff for their support and encouragement over the journey.”