There will be increased fun and joy at the Cowra Aquatic Centre with Cowra Shire Council being successful in receiving $981,202 to implement a splashpad through Round Five of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said she has welcomed this exciting project for all ages of the community to enjoy.
“I can’t wait to hear the laughter and see the joy in the faces of many children as they enjoy the thrills and excitement of this new water attraction,” Ms Cooke said.
“These improvements to the Aquatic Centre will encourage family visits and raise water confidence in younger users.”
Cowra Shire Council Mayor Cr Bill West said this is a great announcement as this project will allow them to improve and upgrade the Aquatic Centre in various stages.
“The incorporation of a splashpad and construction of a pump shed to service the splashpad will ensure that Council’s long-term plan will be implemented in due course,” Cr West said.
The splashpad will integrate with the existing toddler’s pool creating an area specifically designed for younger users whilst incorporating inclusive design features that will be accessible to children with all levels of ability.
Over five rounds of the Stronger Country Communities Fund, more than $5.5 million in funding has been awarded to 22 projects across the Cowra Local Government Area.