In time, we will all see something like the sketch above of an Aquatic Centre that is to be built.
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 2015 AGM, a motion to increase the level of our annual subscriptions was passed, lifting the figure to $10 per adult per year, and for the first time, a family subscription of $30 for families of 3 or more.
We have previously outlined that subscriptions will help greatly when added to our ASF 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 will be electing a new Committee of 12, 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 Aquatic Centre being built before any other centre within the Shire.
We are now in an imminent position of starting the final 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 database 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 fundraising 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. Our current Council for the first time fully supports our Aquatic Centre so let’s all get on board and make it happen sooner rather than later.