SUMMER is around the corner and there's nothing quite like going for a dip a the swimming pool and grabbing a snack from the canteen.
Portland and District Olympic Pool patrons will be able to enjoy upgraded facilities after the centre received $52,500 under the Federal Government's Building Better Regions Fund.
Member for Calare and Minister for Veterans' Affairs and Defence Personnel Andrew Gee announced the funding on October 12.
"The funds will be used to construct an accessible amenities block and a new canteen, because a swim at the pool isn't complete without grabbing a cup of hot chips afterward," he said.
Mr Gee said the upgrades would motivate more local residents to visit the pool this season and hoped it would encourage others from around the region to visit Portland.
"For more than six decades, the Portland Pool has provided local residents with a place to enjoy a swim in the warmer months of the year," he said.
"More and more people are discovering Portland, it's becoming a real tourist destination, and it's future is very bright. Investing in upgrades to local recreational infrastructure like this is an investment in the future of Portland," he said.
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