The facility will connect to the existing Sport Stadium, but not involve any loss of space or facilities in the existing centre.
The concept plans will be refined with preliminary plans being prepared in January 2017 with specialist input and site surveys,
From Feb - May 2017 detailed plans and specifications will be produced in readiness to have the project go out to construction tender in the middle of 2017 for construction tender.
Construction is forecast from September 2017 - October 2018. The funding of the project has now been confirmed with Council up to $4.7M, Federal Government National Stronger Regions Fund $3.8M and State Government $3.5M. Any additional funds raised via fundraising activities will be used to enhance the facility and not replace any of the other funding commitments.
There is a group of community members who are fundraising for the new pool. Information can be found on their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Circular-Head-Swimming-Pool-1751147168497763/ ( or see below)
Tax deductible donations to the swimming pool project can be made via the Australian Sports Foundation at the following link
Please read the conditions for the donations on the above web link. Any funds raised will be used will add to the facility and not replace a Council contribution.
For anyone interested in pledging an amount of $1000 or more (to be paid later). There is a form availabile at the following link Pledge Form - Circular Head Swimming Pool(425 kb)
Council made the difficult decision to close the Circular Head War Memorial Swimming Pool indefinitely on 8 October 2015 after 53 years of operation.
There is more information about the process to replace the pool here http://www.circularhead.tas.gov.au/poolproposal
The full media release in regards to the pool closure is available here - http://www.circularhead.tas.gov.au/page.aspx?u=430&c=17482