Local pool open again

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Abbey Linton, 10, making a splash at the BRAC open day last week
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More than 500 people soaked in the atmosphere at the Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre’s open day last week, following six months of refurbishments.

Families enjoyed a barbecue and a day of fun in the renovated pool, which was one of the developments of the $3 million upgrade.

Shire of Broome manager of sport and recreation Casey Zepnick said it was important that the facilities were upgraded because they were breaking down and showing signs of inefficiencies.

“Before the refurbishment, the facilities here were 22 years old,” he said.

“The BRAC is a very popular place and we were not able to provide pool facilities at all times because of the breakdowns.

“Now we can ensure families have a pool to use all year round at a low cost.”

Other upgrades include improved tiling and brick paving, new plant and filtration systems and additional seating, landscaping and public art.

The WA Department of Sport and Recreation contributed a $1.25 million grant to the project.

Shire President Ron Johnston was in attendance at the open day, calling it a a fantastic success.

“The community really got behind the event,” he said.

All facilities at the BRAC are now open to the public.

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