$10m for Aquatic Centre
On Monday I joined Premier Gladys Berijiklian, Member for Goulburn Pru Goward, and Liberal candidate for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman at the Goulburn Aquatic Centre where they announced a $10 million commitment for stage one of the redevelopment of the centre.
As a council we have been working through the design stages for over two years, and have been strongly advocating for funding for this flagship project for our region.
This commitment will allow council to get on with the project, and if all goes to plan we propose to start construction of stage one of the Aquatic Centre in this calendar year. The redevelopment of our Aquatic Centre is a wonderful project that is a significant community priority and the region deserves to see completed in full.
Stage one is estimated to cost $28m, and includes refurbishment of the existing indoor 25m pool, an additional 10 lane 25m indoor pool, a hydrotherapy pool, outdoor water play area, café, new change rooms and amenities and car parking and landscaping upgrades.
This is fantastic news for Goulburn and the wider region – let’s hope it continues!
Business Bus in Goulburn
The Business Connect Bus will be in Goulburn on Friday, March 22 from 9am-3pm. This NSW Government initiative offers the chance to connect with a local business advisor for practical advice on starting or growing a small business. You can book a free session online at www.industry.nsw.gov.au/businessbus
The bus will be parked at the corner of Market and Auburn Streets.
Civic Centre Art Project
Goulburn Regional Art Gallery is calling for expressions of interest from local artists to put forward bold, creative ideas to transform the Civic Centre in Bourke Street. The opportunity comes as part of the gallery’s ongoing public art program, which has already created vibrant, engaging spaces in Walker Lane and Russell Lane, through the commissioning of new works.
The artists must reside within a 120km radius of Goulburn CBD. The surfaces available for the installation of the artwork are the planter boxes and the columns facing on to Bourke Street.
The documentation for the EOI (open until 12pm on April 5), and the public art program to date can be sourced at https://goulburnregionalartgallery.com.au/public-art