Sport and Recreation | October 30, 2018

Kealy backs Water Play and Splash Park for Horsham

An elected Liberal Nationals Government will contribute more than $2 million towards building a Water Play and Splash Park at the Horsham Aquatic Centre if elected to government in November.

The Nationals have already committed $150,000 to kick-start plans to develop the Wimmera River precinct to boost tourism and grow the local economy.

The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy said this latest exciting announcement of a Water Play and Splash Park would complement these plans perfectly and attract more people to live in and visit the local area.

“Locals regularly tell me that Horsham doesn’t have a major tourism draw card to entice visitors to stay another day when visiting the breathtaking natural assets around our amazing region,” Ms Kealy said.

“A Water Play and Splash Park will be a fantastic addition to our region to attract visitors, and more tourists means more money in our region to support local businesses and jobs.

“Local families will also benefit with a safe way for kids to stay active, particularly during our long hot Wimmera summers.

“Only the Liberal Nationals have a plan to decentralise Victoria, including through bringing back passenger rail to Horsham and Hamilton and building high speed rail Ballarat-Melbourne to better connect our communities in western Victoria.

“This latest commitment is another example of how The Nationals in government will deliver a better deal for tourism and jobs in western Victoria and healthy living outcomes for our local residents – something that The Nationals will always support.”

The Water Play and Splash Park is a key element of the Horsham Rural City Council’s Master Plan for redevelopment of the Horsham Aquatic Centre. 

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