As the year comes to an end, it is time for an update from the Phillip Island Aquatic Centre Fund Inc committee, regarding our long-awaited swimming centre and notably about our interactions with BCSC.
After working with council on a two-pool strategy earlier this year to try to gain funding promises from the Federal and State elections, the only party that has given a funding commitment is the Victorian LNP in the State election campaign. They have promised $42million to build the Phillip Island Centre. The ALP has yet to match this promise. However, we are pleased to say that PIACF has been able to achieve what the council couldn’t in securing such a promise. Please keep this in mind when voting later this year.
Working with council has been difficult at times and who know what the future will hold. The pandemic has triggered many to evaluate where they live and we have seen a significant growth in our population in the last 2 years. One thing for sure, as the population of the Island and San Remo continues to grow, so does the need for our Aquatic Centre. The latest Census data shows we can operate and run a profitable Aquatic Centre. We have produced, and shared, a report that shows how simple changes to current design concepts by council can make an Aquatic Centre economically and environmentally sustainable.
We will be holding our AGM for 2021-22 year via an online Zoom meeting on Tuesday 29th of November 7.00pm 2022.
Anyone interested should contact Peter McMahon on firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest and obtain the zoom sign on. We are looking for a new and enthusiastic committee to tackle existing and new issues as they arise. So, if you are up for a challenge, we would love you to join us in the fight to achieve our 30-year battle. Please join us at our AGM. Should this not be possible you can always contact our Secretary Peter McMahon at email@example.com. Or alternatively you can download a membership and nomination form from the membership page on this site.
We have not been able to conduct any major fund-raising efforts over the past few years due to COVID and we have relied on our annual membership fee of $10 per person or $30 per family to keep going. If you can continue your support, please go to:
Acct No 158796037 using your name as the reference.
Phillip Island Aquatic Centre Fund Inc