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Petition calls aquatic and recreation centre

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April 05, 2018

John Taylor and Dario Prighel presenting Tim McCurdy with petitions signed by Yarrawonga residents for the development of an aquatic and recreation centre in Yarrawonga.

Nationals Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy recently tabled a petition in Parliament calling for the Moira Shire Council to commit to the development of an aquatic and recreation centre in Yarrawonga.

Mr McCurdy said the petition contained more than 4000 signatures, demonstrating the public support for the Yarrawonga facility.
“The petition indicates the Shire of Moira has not committed to supporting development of an aquatic and recreation centre that includes an indoor heated pool, multisports stadium and supporting facilities in Yarrawonga,” Mr McCurdy said.
“This is despite a public survey demonstrating strong and widespread support, viability demonstrated by a detailed financial study and the financial position of the shire.
“Petitioners therefore request the Legislative Assembly of Victoria use its influence to encourage Moira Shire Council to give earnest consideration to committing to an aquatic and recreation centre, and to report to the Assembly within six months on progress.”
Mr McCurdy said 4027 people had signed the petition.
“I will continue to work with Yarrawonga Aquatic and Recreation Centre representatives and the Moira Shire in order to achieve an outcome,” Mr McCurdy said.
“There is strong community support for an indoor pool to be located in Yarrawonga and the centre would provide a broad range of benefits.”

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