Council endorsed a Future Directions Plan for the Kingborough Sports Precinct at its meeting on Tuesday, 11 February.
A lot of work went into the plan, including engaging with the 33 organisations who currently use the Kingborough Sports Precinct.
“This is an exciting and bold vision that this Council has endorsed, one which will be 25 years in the making,” said the Mayor of Kingborough, Cr Dean Winter.
“We have one of the most significant recreational venues in Tasmania, with over 30 organisations using the site, including six of the State’s largest sporting organisations.
“The demand for improved facilities and opportunities is growing exponentially along with our community – we are looking at having well over 40,000 residents in the next few years.
“This plan captures the aspirations of the key users of the site, as well as key opportunities for health and well-being for the whole community in years to come.
“It also recognises the opportunity to unite with the Kingston High School to offer a premier Sports College with great facilities for Tasmania.
“One of the key projects is developing a new aquatic leisure centre.
“Our current survey has already attracted nearly 600 responses over the past couple of days.
“We need to consider the feedback, the reasons why the community want such a centre, and the viable options to support this aspiration.
“We will be looking to find a model which is affordable but also in line with the requirements of our community.
“We are proud to have endorsed this vision and look forward to working with the users to discuss the proposals in more detail.”We also look forward to engaging with the whole community to create a premier sporting, health and well-being precinct for Tasmanians.”
Take the survey for the aquatic centre feasibility study and see Council’s other engagement opportunities on Council’s Our Say page: Kingborough Council Our Say
Have a look at the Future Directions Plan: