Official opening of Mirboo North swimming pool

Alyssa Fritzlaff

MIRBOO North’s refurbished pool promises even more summer fun for locals.

The updated facility was formally opened on Australia Day by Labor Member for Eastern
Victoria Harriet Shing.

“The local community has been so passionate about this project, and I’m delighted
the Victorian government has been able to help make it happen,” she said.

“The timing has also been excellent – investments like these are all about creating jobs,
stimulating local economies, and fast-tracking community recovery by improving health,
wellbeing, and social and economic outcomes.”

The upgrade was made possible by a $3.6 million loan from the governments Community
Sports Infrastructure Loans Scheme to South Gippsland Shire Council.

Locals pitched in $700,000 for the project through fundraising by Friends of Mirboo North
Pool and the Mirboo North Pool Committee, and $100,000 from the Mirboo North Bendigo
Community Bank.

The pool has been open since 1904, and has been an integral part of the Mirboo North

The facility has long been used for recreation, learn to swim programs and school swimming sports.

The refurbished pool is 25 metres in length with new modern upgrades. Additional
upgrades were given to the learn-to-swim pool and a new water play area.

Other additions included new wet decks, an accessible pavilion, a community program room, a kiosk and a new plant room.

“Council is pleased to have received strong support for the Mirboo North pool refurbishment from the local Mirboo North community and all levels of government,” South Gippsland Shire Mayor Mohya Davies said.

“The Victorian government’s loan scheme was particularly helpful as it enabled us to progress the project and deliver a fantastic new aquatic facility to the Mirboo North community.”