House debates

Thursday, 8 September 2022

Statements by Members

Petrie Electorate: Lakes College

1:33 pm

Photo of Luke HowarthLuke Howarth (Petrie, Liberal Party, Shadow Minister for Defence Industry) Share this | | Hansard source

The Mango Hill, North Lakes and Griffin suburbs are the fastest-growing suburbs in the Petrie electorate, with people moving into the community from around Australia and internationally. Traditionally, these suburbs have had a lack of sporting facilities, so that's why, on 27 August, I was pleased to officially open the new swimming pool at the Lakes College in North Lakes—an eight-lane, 25-metre swimming pool, which is heated and has great filtration. As part of my 2019 election commitment, I secured $2 million for the pool, through the Female Facilities and Water Safety Stream Program. This will be well utilised in the lead-up to the 2032 Brisbane Olympics. I want to thank Principal Nicole Gregory, former Principal Simon Armstrong and the board, who worked hard to make this pool happen. And I want to thank and give my best wishes to Mackenzie Speechley, who will run the Lakes College Swim Club. I can't, however, thank the Palaszczuk Labor government, because their ministers Steven Miles and Grace Grace went out of their way to make sure that this pool was not built at the Mango Hill State Secondary College. Shame on the Palaszczuk government. Thank you to the Lakes College for making this pool a reality for the suburbs of North Lakes, Mango Hill and Griffin.