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Media release

Minister Mick Murray at the Southern Cross Aquatic Centre
  • Southern Cross Aquatic Centre in eastern Wheatbelt region officially opened today.
  • State Government contributed $700,000 under CSRFF funding.

The pool was built with the help of a $700,000 Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) grant, administered by the department.

The original pool serving residents living in and near the eastern Wheatbelt town of Southern Cross was built in 1963, but its condition in recent years meant it was no longer fit for purpose.

The redeveloped aquatic centre includes the replacement of the original swimming pool and upgrading the associated facilities such as:

  • a separate toddlers' pool
  • change rooms and toilet facilities with universal access
  • kiosk and first aid station
  • barbecues, seating and shade
  • half basketball court and cricket net. 

Additional funding for the project was provided by the Shire of Yilgarn ($4.9 million) and Mineral Resources Limited ($53,000).

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Page reviewed 27 February 2023