• Onslow celebrates with a splash

    The Shire of Ashburton, in partnership with the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project and the Department of State Development, was excited to officially celebrate the opening of the Onslow Aquatic Centre last weekend.

    An all-encompassing community pool party was enjoyed on Saturday morning with music, games, prizes and plenty of inflatable flamingos, beach balls and donuts.   Roving Aussie lifeguards ‘Chiko and Dicko’ were on hand to ensure everyone was safe and in the pool party spirit.

    Shire President Kerry White said the new Aquatic Centre had been an aspiration for the Shire and the community for many years.

    “The completion of the Onslow Aquatic Centre is a great achievement made possible through great partnerships and a number of years of dedicated work,” said Cr White.

    “We are proud to have built such a wonderful new facility and enjoy seeing it now being enjoyed by so many of our Onslow residents.”

    Wheatstone Asset Manager Rob Dobrik, who officiated the opening with Cr White, said the local community has eagerly awaited the opening of a public swimming pool in Onslow.

    “Since our early community engagement activities here almost ten years ago and consistently through Chevron’s annual community perception surveys, we have heard that a local Aquatic Centre was one of the community’s top priorities for social infrastructure investment in the town,” Mr Dobrik said.

    “It is very rewarding to see the pool finished, open to the public and to see local residents making the most of the new facilities.”

    In an effort to ensure pool safety, Onslow School is delivering swimming lessons for its students and private lessons have also become available.

    The Onslow Aquatic Centre features a 25 metre, six lane swimming pool with a shallow beach entry and free-form area, shade sails, kiosk, change rooms and a first aid room.                                            

    The facility is open daily during the summer months until 31 May and hosts a variety of social and sporting activities.   For more information regarding the Aquatic Centre the Pool Manager can be contacted on 9184 9301.

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