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$5 million funding for Glenorchy War Memorial Pool repairs to be included in upcoming state budget, government confirms

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Acting Glenorchy Mayor Sue Hickey with pool supporter Jan Bryan and Liberal MP for Clark Madeleine Ogilvie. Image / Supplied

$5 million promised during the election campaign to repair the Glenorchy War Memorial Pool will be provided in September’s state budget, local MP Madeleine Ogilvie has confirmed.

The pool was closed to the public almost twelve months ago in July 2023 due to structural issues and leaks in the pool lining.

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“Our government has listened to the Glenorchy community and constituents and I know that the closure of the pool has troubled the wider community,” she said.

“In Parliament just this week, we heard of the keen interest of the council for the government to intervene and save this facility.”

The Glenorchy Pool complex from above in October 2023. Image / Kelvin Ball

“This funding will allow the pool to re-open while longer-term solutions are developed.”

The Glenorchy City Council is delighted to have the promised cash-injection secured and say work can start once the funding has been officially received.

Liberal MP for Clark Madeleine Ogilvie. Image / Supplied

The Department of State Growth is now working with the council to begin the required work and to discuss funding terms and governance arrangements for the project.

A recent community consultation period undertaken on behalf of the council revealed that a majority of Glenorchy locals were in favour of having the pool operational again, preferably as an undercover or indoor facility.

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