Burnie Aquatic Centre official opening

The Burnie Aquatic Centre will be officially opened on Saturday 15 October 2016 and the public are encouraged to come along and help make a big splash.

Senator the Hon Stephen Parry will join Mayor Anita Dow and State Government representatives in officially opening the $8.8 million redeveloped Aquatic Centre. The project is a result of joint support of $3 million from the Australian Government’s Community Development Grants Program, $3 million from the Tasmanian Government’s Communities, Sports & Recreation Tasmanian Grants Program and an investment of $2.8 million from Burnie City Council.

This opening will also coincide with the Big Splash – a family friendly fun day, full of activities to mark the occasion. Running from 11am – 4pm, the Big Splash will include live music, pool games, a sausage sizzle, aqua treasure hunts, a jumping castle and plenty of giveaways. There will be discounted entry prices on the day.

Burnie Mayor Anita Dow said, “After a long wait, the Burnie community can now officially celebrate and enjoy this fantastic new facility.”

“While the indoor pool has been open since July, this weekend will see the opening of the entire complex as patrons will now be able to access the outdoor pool and children’s splash pad, which are only accessible six months of the year.”

“The Burnie Aquatic Centre project is a great example of community driven initiatives coming to fruition. The Aquatic Centre Working Group began working closely with Council many years ago to design and lobby for an indoor pool, and now we have this great facility that will benefit the whole community.”

“Burnie City Council has a strong interest in the health and well-being of our community, and the development of the Aquatic Centre provides yet another avenue for people to get active – and now they can do so all year round.”

“Attendance numbers have already exceeded expectations, with many casual users as well as sporting groups taking advantage of the new indoor pool.”

“The Centre has already has a very positive impact for Burnie and the North West Coast, with local firm Stubbs employed as the major contractor and the subsequent utilisation of many local sub-contractors and businesses throughout the design and construction stages. Also, local company Sea-Lyons Aquatics, who managed the previous pool, is operating the Aquatic Centre on behalf of Council.”

“I encourage as many people as possible to come along on Saturday and join in the celebration.”

The official opening will run from 11:00am – 11:30pm, and will be followed by the opening of the PCYC building. The Big Splash event will run from 11:00am – 4:00pm.

For further information please contact

Janine Phillips
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: jphillips@burnie.net