Mission Beach Aquatic Centre official opening
The $9.6 million Mission Beach Aquatic Centre is set to make a splash on the Cassowary Coast after the official opening today.
Cassowary Coast Mayor John Kremastos declared the facility officially open at a ceremony at the new aquatic centre this morning.
“The Mission Beach Aquatic and Recreation Club (MBARC) have been advocating for this asset for almost 20 years so it’s really great to see it become a reality for the community group, our Mission Beach residents and visitors to the region,” said Cr Kremastos.
“This facility provides a fun, safe, stinger free place for our local families, especially during the hot summer months when the presence of stingers means swimming the ocean is out of bounds.”
The aquatic centre features a billabong-themed leisure pool, a six-lane 25-metre pool, and a hydrotherapy pool. A café is set to open once the tender is taken over from the Cassowary Coast Regional Council (CCRC).
Senator Ian Macdonald, who represented the Australian Government at the opening, said “The Australian Government is committed to building our local communities, and the Mission Beach Aquatic Centre will build and serve this community for years into the future.”
“This project is a great reflection of what we as a government love to be involved with. Strong community backing combining with support from multiple levels of government, together building a magnificent aquatic centre that inspires and builds the local community.”
This project received $3.49 million in funding each from the Australian and Queensland governments through the National Stronger Regions program and Building our Regions.
MBARC have put forward almost $40,000 to the aquatic centre.
For more information on the opening hours and admittance fees, go to the Council website -http://www.cassowarycoast.qld.gov.au/.