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Female sports program funding directed to swimming pool in Christian Porter’s marginal seat ahead of 2019 election

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A young man in black swimming shorts dives into a pool

Fancy shelling out a cool $5 million to build a pool that’ll cost up to 12 times that amount, without a plan and in a suburb so new it’s barely even on the map?

Well, if you’re a taxpayer, you already have.

And public servants aren’t happy about it, warning the Morrison government that an election cash splash on a pool in Perth’s northern outskirts presents a “significant risk” — to what, they don’t say, but their concern is unmistakable.

They’ve even noted that if the pool is dug, construction won’t start for at least another five years, which is four years beyond expiry of the original funding envelope.

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