Positive direction for new pool in Burnie

Burnie City Council is thrilled to receive a $3 million promise from the Liberal Party today to go towards an $8 million aquatic facility, including a 25 metre indoor swimming pool.

Deputy Mayor Sandra French said, “The Burnie community have been asking for an indoor facility for years. As time went on it became apparent that our community would not be able to afford the ongoing cost of a large indoor centre.

“A community working group continued to work hard with Council and recently put forward the suggestion to create an eight lane 25 metre learn to swim and lap pool, still utilising the current outdoor 50 metre pool, opposed to a complete large indoor facility.

“This project gives the community an all year round facility that is achievable and affordable.”

Council have agreed to contribute $2 million to the project.

“While we are excited by the Liberal Party’s $3 million offer, this project still requires further funding. The project relies on the State Government matching the Liberal Party’s funding,” Alderman French said.

Deputy Mayor Sandra French explains the benefits of a new aquatic facility to the community.

“It is more than just a pool. It is an educational facility that can be utilised all year round. Children will have more of an opportunity to receive more learn to swim skills. It will bring a culture change to Burnie, providing a healthier lifestyle opportunity for all ages.

“On behalf of Council I would like to thank the Aquatic Centre Working Group for their ongoing support and persistence.”

For further information please contact

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

Email: ldobson@burnie.net