Premier Opens Redeveloped Burnie Aquatic Centre

Premier Opens Redeveloped Burnie Aquatic Centre

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman

Redeveloped Burnie Aquatic Centre Open

Victor P Taffa

Burnie community is to be congratulated for successfully driving the redevelopment of the Burnie Aquatic Centre, Premier Will Hodgman said.

Premier Hodgman joined Federal, State and Local Government counterparts to open the new facilities which provide year-round access to public swimming facilities.

The newly-designed centre has an eight-lane 25-metre learn-to-swim and lap pool providing access regardless of season or weather.

In addition there’s a new outdoor children’s splash play. The 50-metre outdoor pool and splash pad will operate during the summer season only.

Improved access is the result of a healthy and active lifestyle option offered by the redeveloped Burnie Aquatic Centre.

The Tasmanian Government is proud to have supported this redevelopment not only because it provides improved facilities for local communities, but also because it helps us to meet our goal to make Tasmania’s population the healthiest in Australia.

“It’s ambitious but we have a Healthy Tasmania Five Year Strategic Plan to achieve it. It supports people from all walks of life to become more aware, interested, engaged and more in control of their own health and wellbeing.”

“It also fosters community connectedness, bringing people together to support each other toward better health and that’s something the Burnie Aquatic Centre redevelopment can do.”

“This has been a community-driven project and I commend the Burnie City Council and its Aquatic Centre Working Group on its delivery.” Premier Hodgman said.

Work was undertaken by Tasmanian company Stubbs Constructions. A total of 15 full-time equivalent positions were created during the construction.

Cost of the Project was shared by the Tasmanian Liberal Government and Federal Government ($3 Million each) and the Burnie City Council contributed $2 Million.