Shire secures $5m federal funding towards Rosebud Aquatic Centre

Published on 04 July 2018

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The highly anticipated Rosebud Aquatic Centre is one step closer to completion with thanks to a $5m grant from the Australian Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund, announced on Friday by the Hon Greg Hunt MP – Federal Member for Flinders.

Minister Hunt joined Mayor Councillor Bryan Payne, Seawinds Ward Councillors Frank Martin and Simon Brooks, Nepean Ward Councillor Hugh Fraser, Shire staff and community members to announce the funding which will help Mornington Peninsula Shire deliver a state-of-the-art facility on Besgrove street, Rosebud.

The facility will feature a 50-metre indoor, Learn to Swim and warm water program pools with access ramps and family change rooms. This will be accompanied by a zero-depth water play area, wellness centre, gymnasium, fitness program rooms and café.

Shire Mayor Councillor Bryan Payne said “this funding announcement is very welcome news for a project both Council and community are keen to see delivered”. 

Seawinds Ward Councillor Frank Martin said “this is fantastic news for our community and will help keep this exciting project on track for delivery in 2020.”

Seawinds Ward Councillor Simon Brooks said “great to see this project recognised with a Building Better Regions grant to ensure delivery of a top notch aquatic facility for the community”.

Seawinds Ward Councillor Antonella Celi said “I am pleased that the funding for the Rosebud Aquatic Centre aligns well with the Building Better Regions Fund by improving community health and wellbeing, encouraging social inclusion and deliverring on jobs and economic development of our region”. 

The Rosebud Aquatic Centre will be designed and constructed over a three-year period, with the aim of opening late 2020.

Keep up to date with progress on the Rosebud Aquatic Centre at: mornpen.vic.gov.au/rosebudaquatic