In time, we will all see something like the sketch above of an Aquatic Centre actually being built, together with a Medical Hub and other associated structures on the site marked above.
Our Group (PIACFI) will continue to work with Council and other interested parties to plan exactly what is needed to establish a World Class Aquatic Centre for our Island and the Shire.
Obviously the Aquatic Centre will need significant funding. At our AGM, a Motion to increase the level of our Annual Subscriptions was passed, lifting the figure to $10.00 per Adult per year, and, for the first time, a family subscription of $30 for families of 3 or more.
We outlined that subscriptions will help greatly, when added to our ASF (Australian Sports Foundtaion) fund, established to potentially give us $2 million from donated money. Anyone interested in finding out how they can participate in contributing to the ASF fund should contact our Secretary Peter McMahon on 0418 533 256, or go to www.asf.org.au and then to ‘Projects - Phillip Island Aquatic Centre’.
We have elected a new Committee of twelve, who will assist in the raising of money along with helping to design our Aquatic Centre. ASF donations and subscriptions, together with a significant remaining balance of previously raised funds will allow us the best opportunity of the Phillip Island Centre being built before any other Centre within the Shire.
We are now in an imminent position of starting the design phase of the Aquatic Centre Project. But we need your help. If you can help by purchasing an annual subscription we will go one step closer from where we are today. For those who have donated bricks or annual subscriptions in the past, I can assure you that we have a data base which records those contributions against the names of the contributors.
Everyone should understand that our group doesn’t intend to build or operate the Aquatic Centre; we are just the Fund raising entity for the Phillip Island Aquatic Centre.
Yes, it may have taken many years to get to this position, but it is now within our grasp. So let’s all get on board and make it happen sooner rather than later.