Swan mayor calls talk of Ballajura Aquatic Centre being shut down ‘incorrect information’

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CITY of Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright says the Ballajura Aquatic Centre will not be shut down in light of “incorrect information” being spread during the local government election campaign.

Cr Wainwright said residents should not be concerned over the matter.

“The City of Swan council has not voted to shut down the Ballajura Aquatic Centre, the centre will remain open and will continue to be maintained and upgraded into the future,” he said.

“In 2015, council adopted a City-wide Aquatic Facilities Strategy to ensure the City’s aquatic centres could continue to cater for the City’s growing population and their needs.

“That strategy contained a number of future options for the City’s aquatic centres, including one that stated if a new larger facility was built in the future – in that area – then the Ballajura Centre may close at that point.

“However this is a long term position and it does not mean the centre is being or will be closed.”

He said the centre was set for a major upgrade in 2018-19, similar to the recent upgrade at Altone Park Leisure Centre.

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