First Sod Turned for Mt Barker Regional Aquatic Centre

May 8, 2023 7:05 am in by

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The first sod has finally been turned for what will become the biggest regional aquatic centre in South Australia.

Stage one of the Mount Barker Regional Aquatic and Leisure Centre is underway this month.

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The plan includes a competition-level 25 metre lap pool, a toddler splash and play area, a warm water therapy pool, gymnasium, café, crèche, and community and wellness rooms.

The precinct on Council-owned land, within a precinct bordered by Bald Hills and Springs Road is near the Summit Sport and Recreation Park.

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie, was on site on Friday for the official launch of the project. 

“I will be forever grateful to the former Federal Government for listening to me and allocating $15M to the project, to the current Federal Government for honouring that commitment and to Dan Cregan – Member for Kavel for obtaining $7M in State Government funding,” Sharkie said.

The project is due for completion by October 2024.

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See more about via this Project page on the Mount Barker Council website.


Image above – artist impressions of Mt Barker’s new Regional and Aquatic Centre, supplied Mt Barker Council
Photo at top of  Mayor David Leach Mt Barker Council, Rebekha Sharkie MP, Dan Cregan MP and Clare Scriven MLC at site of development on 5 May, supplied Rebekha Sharkie MP / Facebook