Labor to rebuild Olinda Pool and deliver new playground

An elected Andrews Labor Government will fund a redevelopment of Olinda Pool and construct new community playground facilities.

Only Labor will rebuild Olinda Pool and construct a new community playground, Deputy Opposition Leader and State Member for Monbulk, James Merlino, told a community meeting tonight.

An Andrews Labor Government will provide $500,000 in funding to rebuild Olinda Pool and also towards the construction of a new community playground.

Quotes attributable to Mr Merlino:

“Olinda Swimming Pool is one of our iconic community facilities in the hills and should not be allowed to disappear.

“This has gone on long enough, Yarra Ranges Council passed a motion way back in January to ‘expedite’ the re-opening of Olinda Pool. Nothing has happened since.

“Council clearly want to close the pool permanently. They need to get on with it – get the repairs done and re-open the pool for this summer.”

“The community has been calling for Olinda Pool to be saved but neither Council nor Denis Napthine has listened.”

“Labor will rebuild Olinda Pool to make it safe for the community to enjoy.”

“Well done to the Save The Olinda Pool Group and many other hills residents who have advocated so strongly to re-open the pool.”

Key Facts

  • Funding for Olinda Pool will only be provided if Council commit to both matching funding and re-opening Olinda Pool.

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