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Circular Head Community Wellbeing Centre

The centre opened on 11 May 2019 as Swirl (Smithton Wellbeing, Indoor Recreation and Leisure).  See to find out more. 

Entry Fees_- Swirl

Project Details

Circular Head Community Wellbeing Centre was a $12M project being jointly funded with $3.8M from the Australian Government and $3.5M from the Tasmanian Government with Council funding the remaining $4.7M.

The centre provides swimming and water based recreation spaces as well as including ‘dry’ program rooms and refurbishment of two existing squash courts into an exercise program room.

By locating on site with the existing indoor sports stadium community health and wellbeing programs can be offered from the site. 

Key Features

  • A six lane, 25 metre pool.  The pool starts at 0.9m depth through to 1.8m depth  with a 1.2m deep zone suitable for aqua fit or similar water based activities;
  • Program pool, 3 lane, 12.5m long, shallower depth for learn to swim (0.9m), running at a warmer temperature than main pool;
  • Aquatic play area beach entry 0.25m depth and play equipment;
  • Multipurpose program space;
  • Separate male and female change room facilities including toilet and shower facilities;
  • Three family change rooms;
  • Disability access change room and toilet facility;
  • An entrance foyer, office, reception / kiosk area and external courtyard area;
  • Refurbishment of two squash courts into a single exercise space;
  • A mechanical plant room to house pool filtration, water treatment and heating plant including mechanical plant platforms and bioenergy boiler (woodchip);
  • Solar water pre heating, solar panels; and
  • Connection and integration into the adjoining existing sports facility.

Construction commenced in October 2017 and was finished by May 2019.  The buidling contract was awarded to Stubbs Constructions Pty Ltd, a Burnie based building contractor.



 Timelapse of Construction




Swirl - external


Swirl - pool

Beach Entry to program pool

Swirl - swimming programs

Learn to Swim Program


Entry Fees Wellbeing Centre
Entry Fees for the Wellbeing Centre