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Scottsdale Aquatic Centre reopens for summer swimming

Scottsdale Aquatic Centre reopens for summer swimming
December 2, 2021

Set to reopen to the public from Saturday, the refurbished Scottsdale Aquatic Centre has been officially opened by Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein at a launch event held yesterday (1st December).

The reopening follows Dorset Council in Tasmania's north-east having comment a $7 million refurbishment of the outdoor facility late last year.

Officially opened by Premier Gutwein yesterday, upgrades include refurbishment of the Centre’s eight-lane 25 metre pool, a learners pool, toddlers pool for children under five years of age and an outdoor water play area (the largest in Tasmania), featuring small and larger slides and water dump buckets

Scottsdale Aquatic Centre is set to reopen at the start of December following a multimillion-dollar upgrade, much to the excitement of locals.

Speaking at the opening, Premier Gutwein stated “the new Scottsdale Aquatic Centre is a great investment in sport and recreation in the north-eastern community and a very welcome addition on the first day of summer.

“The newly opened Centre is a great example of what can be achieved when Local and State Governments work together.

“Importantly, the vision for the re-imagined aquatic facility has been driven by the Council in tandem with the community.”

Dorset Mayor Greg Howard said the upgrade was long overdue, telling local newspaper The Examiner “the pool was probably 15 years past it's used by date and these new upgrades are giving it a new life.

"We are really pleased with how it's come up and we are certain that it will be a popular place for people to cool off that the weather is beginning to warm up.”

The upgrade was made possible by a $3 million grant from the Tasmanian Government with the remaining $4 million funded by the Dorset Council.

Access to the facility is free to the public.

Images: Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein at yesterday's launch event at the Scottsdale Aquatic Centre (top) and upgrades at the Centre include the addition of Tasmania's largest outdoor water park, featuring small and larger slides and water dump buckets (below). Credit: Dorset Shire.

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