South Perth scouts potential sites for aquatic facility

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CITY of South Perth is investigating funding opportunities and potential sites for a recreation and aquatic facility, with the business plan scheduled for submission to the council by July.

Mayor Sue Doherty said the city’s assessments had highlighted a number of potential sites near Curtin University.

“A large-scale sporting, recreation and aquatic facility located within the City of South Perth could service the needs of a wide catchment of the community,” she said.

“This business model would ensure viability as a functioning centre.”

Shortlisted sites included Collier Reserve in Como and George Burnett Leisure Centre in Karawara.

Mayor Doherty and chief executive Geoff Glass visited Canberra to meet with federal politicians for pre-election support of the proposed facility in December.

City of South Perth Council voted to support the Recreation and Aquatic Facility feasibility project in the October council meeting last year.