New exercise equipment installed for community

It is now easier to access exercise equipment.

Burnie City Council this week has finished installing free exercise equipment on the Coastal Pathway and in the Shorewell Creek Reserve off View Road.

Alderman James Simpson who originally put the motion forward for the equipment to be installed said, “The installation of the Coastal Pathway has already seen an increase in the community becoming more active. Every time you go past the pathway there are people of all different ages and fitness levels outside and enjoying it.

“It is important that as a Council we continue to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle.

“The free equipment is there for the use of the whole community, no matter what your fitness level is. We hope to see everyone enjoying it and benefiting from it.”

There are three areas where new equipment has been installed. The first is to the east of the Burnie Yacht Club and there are two other installments of equipment inside the Shorewell Creek Reserve.

“A couple of years ago equipment was installed in Romaine Reserve and has been very popular. It’s great to give the community more equipment to access,” Ald Simpson said.

Each area has various styles of equipment including an air walker, hip twister, lateral pull-down machine, abdominal board, rowing machine, massager, rider, waist and back stretcher and elliptical cross trainer.

This project received $10,000 in funding from the Tasmanian Government through Sport and Recreation Tasmania.

For further information please contact

Libby Jowett
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728