Update. Burnie based Stubbs Constructions has been appointed as building contractor for the Circular Head Community Wellbeing Centre.
“This is an exciting milestone in the project as building work commences” Mayor Daryl Quilliam said.
“The facility design work has produced a facility with best possible value and lowest operational costs in mind.”
The $12 million project is being jointly funded with $3.8M from the federal government’s National Stronger Regions Fund and $3.5M from the state government with Circular Head Council funding the remaining $4.7M.
Features of the centre include a six-lane 25 metre pool, six by 12.5 metre program pool and aquatic play, multipurpose program space with two rooms capable of being used together or separately.
Stubbs Constructions has recently completed work on the Smithton High School redevelopment, built strong working relationships in Circular Head and shown a commitment to working with the local community. The company also built the Burnie Aquatic Centre, which opened last year.
The project went on to win the Master Builders Tasmania Award for Excellence in the New Construction Over $10 Million category.
The forecast project value for the local project includes all professional design fees, contingencies, utility connection fees and other costs associated with establishing the facility.
“Council looks forward to working with Stubbs Constructions to realise any project costs savings that can be achieved on the project that will benefit the community without compromising the operations of the facility,” Mayor Quilliam said.
Construction is scheduled to commence this month and forecast for completion by November next year.