City of Armadale swimming in money after aquatic centre funding announcement

Redevelopment of the Armadale Aquatic Centre will be complete by the end of 2018.
Redevelopment of the Armadale Aquatic Centre will be complete by the end of 2018.

THE Armadale Aquatic Centre redevelopment will be completed by the end of 2018 after the City of Armadale received $10 million from the Federal Government towards the long-awaited project.

Costing $26 million, the State Government contributed $1 million, leaving $15 million to come from the City of Armadale.

Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones said the City had been lobbying for an indoor aquatic centre since the early 1990s.

“Our community has been waiting for the construction of an indoor aquatic centre for many years, with redevelopment originally scheduled for 2019/20, and it will now be completed by the end of 2018,” he said.

“The $10 million federal funding means the people of Armadale will save nearly $16 million in borrowings and interest.