$1m pool upgrade for Moranbah

ANGLO American has announced a $1m investment towards the upgrade of the children's play pool at Moranbah's Greg Cruickshank Aquatic Centre.

The board of directors and Metallurgical Coal chief executive officer Seamus French visited the town this week to talk about the investment.

"We are delighted to make a contribution towards the upgrade of a much loved and used community facility," Mr French said.

"The $1 million contribution is part of Anglo American's $20 million Moranbah 2020 community infrastructure investment fund.

"Anglo American has a strong future in Moranbah, with more than $2.7 billion to be invested over the next eight years on two new underground mines creating more than 2000 jobs.

"Through our growing presence, Anglo American aims to create a legacy in the town by partnering with the Isaac Regional Council to target key infrastructure projects that will make a real difference to the community."

Isaac Regional Council Mayor Cedric Marshall said construction was moving forward at an impressive pace and Moranbah should expect a first-class facility when it reopens in early 2012.

"The aquatic centre will be more than just a swimming pool. It will be a hub for relaxation, exercise and family fun, completely revitalising the town square," Cr Marshall said.

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