In Council’s 2018/19 budget $250,000 was allocated to undertake a feasibility study/concept design for the development of a Boyne Tannum Aquatic Recreation Centre. Gladstone Regional Council commissioned MacroPlan Dimasi to assess the feasibility of constructing an Aquatic Centre for the Boyne Island and Tannum Sands area.
The study highlighted three top sites, they included 3 Hampton Drive, Coronation Drive and 10 Canoe Point Drive.
Due to the anticipated construction costs, Council's preference is to only proceed with construction if external funds have been secured for the development of the project. Based on current preliminary estimates and a 50% contingency, the proposed facility would require a rate increase of between $55 and $90 per property per year, OR alternatively, a reduction in other services to our ratepayers. Therefore Council needs to explore external funding opportunities to minimise the cost to the community.
There is currently no time frame for this project to commence as it is at feasibility stage only and no formal Council resolution is in place to proceed to construct.
Community Engagement on the Feasibility Study, including proposed sites and facility components was undertaken from 25 February 2019 to 8 March 2019. Council has now collated all feedback and prepared a Community Engagement Results Report.
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