ACT Labor to bring family fun to Tuggeranong Pool

Canberrans are the most active people in Australia, with more than 90 per cent of residents regularly participating in some form of sport or physical activity.

ACT Labor wants to continue to improve the health and wellbeing of all Canberrans – especially our kids – and help them become even more active. Being active not only ensures that we are healthy, it also contributes to general wellbeing.

That is why the ACT Labor Government has been delivering better sport and recreation areas – to provide for those already participating and encourage other Canberrans to take up the opportunity to have a more active lifestyle.

ACT Labor has a strong record of delivering state-of-the-art aquatic facilities for the community. We have funded and begun work on a new Gungahlin aquatic centre and we have upgraded the Tuggeranong, Erindale and Dickson pools.

In addition, we have already committed $33 million for a new pool in Weston Creek/Molonglo.

But there is more to do.

If re-elected in 2012, ACT Labor will commit $600,000 to establish a family water play area as part of the Lakeside Leisure Centre at Tuggeranong.

This funding will deliver an outdoor water play area at the Centre. It will be similar to the water play area the Labor Government has delivered at Dickson Pool, which has proved very popular with parents and kids.


Policy costings

ACT Labor will invest $600,000 to build an outdoor water play area at the Lakeside Leisure Centre for families to enjoy in the summer months.




















What we have already delivered

ACT Labor has a strong record of investing in high quality sport and recreation facilities which support our community’s active lifestyle – and which encourage others to become more active.


In this term of Government, ACT Labor has:

  • Funded and begun work on a new Gungahlin aquatic centre;
  • Upgraded the Tuggeranong, Erindale and Dickson pools;
  • Funded sports grounds upgrades at Charnwood, Dickson, Isabella Plains, Watson, Weetangera and Bonython;
  • Funded and begun work on an enclosed oval at Gungahlin and upgraded Phillip and Kippax Enclosed Ovals;
  • Delivered a new multi-use facility in Greenway and a new synthetic surface for hockey in Tuggeranong; and
  • Contributed to the redevelopment of the Tennis ACT Centre in Lyneham.


How this investment will improve sport and recreation facilities

The Lakeside Leisure Centre at Tuggeranong has recently been refurbished and upgraded.  Although there is a 50 metre pool and a learn-to-swim pool, there is not a dedicated play area for kids and families.

These facilities are not available at any of the pools in south Canberra and will provide a better experience for families visiting the pool.