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murray leisure centre opens with $1 million from alcoa
Residents in Western Australia’s Shire of Murray who have been campaigning for a local swimming pool for 20 years have had their wish granted. 

Alcoa’s Pinjarra Refinery is pleased to have played a key role in making their dream a reality, donating $1 million towards the Murray Leisure Centre.

The Shire officially opened the Centre last month, with WA Premier Colin Barnett in attendance.

Pinjarra Refinery Manager Simon Pascoe was also there and said: “It’s really important to us that we positively contribute to the communities where we operate and getting this aquatic centre up and running is a great example of government, business and community all working together for a common purpose.

“Alcoa supports community initiatives across a range of areas and it’s fantastic to be a part of something that will have long-term benefits, encouraging the local community to be active and healthy.”

The new $7 million Centre includes a 25 metre eight lane lap pool, a children’s leisure pool and the region’s first hydrotherapy pool.

“Murray is one of the fastest growing regions and it’s well recognised that recreational facilitate are essential to the health and wellbeing of growing communities,” Premier Colin Barnett said.

He also thanked Alcoa for our $1 million contribution.

WA Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron said: “These facilities will serve the people of Murray and the Peel region for generations to come.”

helping anglesea football club plan for the future
After working with the Anglesea Football Club on various projects over a number of years, Alcoa has signed a new $30,000 three year sponsorship agreement with the Club.

The ground, previously known as Dave Harding Reserve, on Ellimatta Rd in Anglesea has been renamed ‘Alcoa Oval’ ahead of the 2011 Bellarine Football League season.

Club President David Cook approached Alcoa in late 2010 seeking a long-term commitment to assist the Club to plan for its future.  He outlined the Club’s plans to expand its facilities to better service the growing need for recreational facilities across the Surf Coast Shire and also to provide a solid future for the Club’s supporters.

“This [support] is great for the Club. Money is an important function in keeping the Club ticking along well. It’s a real fight to compete with some of the bigger clubs whose money appears to grow on trees.

"Alcoa’s financial support helps us secure our future and we look forward to working with them over the next three years and beyond,” Mr Cook said.

Anglesea Acting Power Station Manager Chris Rolland said Alcoa recognises the significant and important place the Club has within the local community.

“The Club’s volunteers are tireless, they give back to so many people in the local community through the skills training, health benefits and friendship they offer. And of course the entertainment that their fiercely fought matches provide can’t be underestimated in creating a real community spirit in this wonderful part of the world that we live.”

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(L-R) Shire of Murray President Noel Nancarrow, Premier of WA Colin Barnett with Alcoa Pinjarra Refinery Manager Simon Pascoe at the opening of the Murray Leisure Centre.

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Alcoa has signed a new three year sponsorship agreement with the Anglesea Football Club. Pictured here (L-R): Daniel Midolo, 15, Chris Rolland (Alcoa Anglesea Acting Power Station Manager), David Cook (President Anglesea Football Club) and Tyler Giri, 15.