$3 million promise for Craigieburn aquatic centre

The state government has committed $3 million to a new aquatic and sports complex at Craigieburn.

Hume mayor Casey Nunn and fellow Aitken ward councillor Alan Bolton met on site last week with Sports Minister Hugh Delahunty and local upper house MP Andrew Elsbury.

“As mayor, I strongly support projects and initiatives that will continue to improve the health of our community,” Cr Nunn said.

“I believe the most important asset we can have is our good health.”

The mayor said the new aquatic and fitness centre was a council priority to provide modern facilities for the Craigieburn community and surrounding areas.

The complex will be next to the new Craigieburn town centre on a site bounded by Aitken and Marathon boulevards, Central Park and Windrock avenues.

“With the continued growth and development of our city, a project like this one is pivotal to meeting the needs of our rapidly growing community,” Cr Nunn said.

“It will also play a critical role as a community asset and attract residents from all over Hume and beyond.”

Cr Nunn said the aquatic centre would encourage greater participation in sport and recreation.

Detailed planning for the site is now under way and includes:

An aquatic and fitness centre

Event space and passive park areas

Regional athletics track (with pavilion and associated field events spaces)

Pathways, car parks and landscaping

Construction of the new complex will take place in stages, with the final product due for completion in June 2016.