Pool update

Progress. Update. The Circular Head Community Wellbeing Centre has a partial slab, denoting the new floor at the deep end of the 25 metre pool and the adjoining balance tank. Locally supplied concrete was sent away to be tested to check compatibility. However these results were not available in time for this concrete pour and with …

8 months ago 0

A ground breaking moment

Construction. A hole the size of the new Circular Head Community Wellbeing Centre lies in the heart of Smithton. It is here at the Nelson Street site that construction has begun on the multimillion dollar facility. An event was held on Friday where councillors, politicians, stakeholders, contractors and community members met for the official ground …

10 months ago 0

Dance like it’s the ‘50s

Event. An Old Time Family Dance is being held at Marrawah Memorial Hall next month to raise funds for Circular Head’s new pool complex. Patrons are being asked to dress and dance like it’s the ’50s for the evening which will begin with a kids’ disco led by DJ Rodney Edwards followed by more live …

1 year ago
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A splashing promise

Funding. A $3.6 million election commitment has been made by the Liberal Party of Australia to help fund a new indoor heated pool in Smithton. Federal Member for Braddon Brett Whiteley made the announcement at the facility’s proposed site, the Smithton Sports Centre, on Tuesday morning. Students from Smithton High School and Circular Head Christian …

2 years ago

Labor’s pool pledge 

Funding. The Australian Labor Party (ALP) has pledged its commitment to a new indoor heated pool for Circular Head with a $3.5 million federal election promise. Shadow Minister for Regional Development and Local Government Julie Collins MP made the announcement alongside Labor candidate for Braddon Justine Keay and Tasmanian ALP president Anne Urquhart at the …

2 years ago

New pool site decided 

Progress. Circular Head Council has formally adopted the Nelson Street site as the location for a new pool. A special meeting of council was held at the Circular Head Council Chambers on Tuesday night where the vote was passed unanimously. The Circular Head War Memorial Swimming Pool was closed in October last year on the …

3 years ago

New pool update

Progress. Circular Head Council is seeking funding to build a $12 million indoor heated pool facility at the Smithton Sports Centre (on Nelson Street) likely to be delivered in stages. Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said stage one of the project would be construction of a 25-metre indoor heated pool and change rooms, which will …

3 years ago 1
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Pool closed indefinitely

Report. The Circular Head War Memorial Swimming Pool has been closed indefinitely following a recent study which has deemed the facility unsafe. Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said the council last night made the difficult decision to close the pool. He said the pool was first constructed in 1962 as an open pool and has …

3 years ago

Cash the key to a splash

Pool. Affordability has become the most important factor as the Pool Reference Group continues to discuss the future of the current facility. Following the ‘Swimming Pool Investigation Report’ (2014) from Entura Consulting, the PRG – made up of 24 community members, councillors, council management and staff – held detailed meetings on October 19 and again …

4 years ago

Pool group meets

Update. Circular Head councillors and officers met with community members on Monday night to discuss the new pool. The meeting follows the council’s announcement last month to revisit the issue and ensure everyone has an opportunity to offer their thoughts and ideas. Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said the engagement of the broader community was …

4 years ago
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