Published on 07 November 2022

Council secures $10 million Liberal funding to support Carnegie pool redevelopment

Glen Eira City Council has secured a $10 million funding commitment from the Victorian Liberal Party to support the redevelopment of the much-loved Carnegie Memorial Swimming Pool.

The pool’s redevelopment is Council’s highest advocacy priority for the state election, with the Liberals the first political party to commit funding to the project.

The commitment adds to the Federal Labor Government’s $15 million allocation in the October 2022 Budget.

Glen Eira Mayor Cr Jim Magee thanked Liberal candidate for Oakleigh Jim Grivokostopoulos for listening to the community.

“The pool is a beloved community icon and Glen Eira residents want to see it redeveloped,” Cr Magee said.

“It holds an important, nostalgic sense of place for the community, and we need state funding to ensure this is retained.

“A $10 million funding commitment from the Liberal Party is an important step forward and we hope to see the Labor Member for Oakleigh match this funding commitment.”

Site preparation works are underway already for the redevelopment, with demolition works planned from mid-to-late November and construction slated to start in February 2023.

The redeveloped pool will be one of the most environmentally sustainable pools in the world, with a 6-star Green Star rating.

The redevelopment will create a multi-functional community space and create new opportunities to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of local residents.

Construction will create around 100 jobs, in addition to 30 permanent jobs when the facility opens.

For more information about Glen Eira’s advocacy priorities, visit:

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