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Circular Head Community Wellbeing Centre


Circular Head Community Wellbeing Centre is 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 will provide 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 there is opportunity for a range of community health and wellbeing programs to be offered from the site. 

Concept Plans 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 with seating;
  • 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.  The buidling contract was awarded to Stubbs Constructions Pty Ltd, a Burnie based building contractor.

The centre is planned to open on the 11 May 2019 and will be titled Swirl (Smithton Wellbeing, Indoor Recreation and Leisure). 

Please see the Swirl website for more details:

Pool concept















Figure 1 - Artistic representation of facility viewed from deep end of pool

Main entry

Figure 2 - Artistic representation of main entry


Figure 3 - Pool Tiling January 2019


Wellbeing Centre Construction 2018 09 A

Figure 4 - Construction Progress September 2018

Entry Fees Wellbeing Centre
Entry Fees for the Wellbeing Centre