Michael Sukkar MP

Federal Member for Deakin
Shadow Minister for Social Services
Shadow Minister for the NDIS
Shadow Minister for Housing
Shadow Minister for Homelessness
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Construction of Aquanation on Track

Located in the heart Ringwood, construction of the Aquanation Regional Aquatic and Leisure Centre is progressing well.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the aquatic centre would play a significant role in the community’s health and wellbeing.

“The Australian Government is committed to developing community infrastructure to support strong regional economies,” Mr Truss said.

“That is why we are investing in projects like this across Australia through programmes such as our $300 million Community Development Grants programme and our $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund that will start next year.”

Federal Member for Deakin, Michael Sukkar, said it was exciting to watch the Aquanation building expand, with more than 9,000 square metres of roofing material recently installed at the site.

“This will be a truly state-of-the-art centre, built to elite competition standards which will enable Ringwood to host international competitions such as the PanPacific and the Oceania Games, as well as regional and local competitions,” Mr Sukkar said.

“When complete, this facility will cater for more than 800,000 visitations a year by people of all ages.

“When it opens its doors in the spring of 2015, Aquanation will incorporate the State Diving Centre, with training and competition facilities that will be the best in Australia.”

Construction of Aquanation is being supported by a $10 million Australian Government contribution and $3 million from the Victorian Government, with the Maroondah City Council and private sponsors funding the balance of the project.