South Burnett Aquatic Centre

Description: Nanango Shire Council (now South Burnett Regional Council) constructed an indoor aquatic centre designed to encourage the community to improve their physical abilities and their health and wellbeing through regular participation in physical activity.

History: Centrally located in the South Burnett Region, the Nanango facility provides 35,000 residents, across six shires, year-round access to heated indoor aquatic facilities, in what was traditionally a summer lifestyle activity. The centre offers both structured and unstructured activities, including a learn to swim class for adults, general swimming, aquarobics classes and hydrotherapy programs. A hydrotherapy pool with disability lifts and a water wheelchair was included in the centre to encourage participation by those with special needs. As a result of this facility, the community is enjoying increased levels of physical activity which improves heart health.

Classes Available: Mums and Bubs; Love To Swim; Adult Learn To Swim; Aqua Fit; Talk and Tone; Hydrotherapy; and Triathlon Training.

Awards: Heart Foundation Kellogg Local Government Awards, 2006. Provision and Use of Facilities to Improve Heart Health – National Highly Commended

The South Burnett Aquatic Centre was awarded the Kellogg Heart Foundation Local Government Awards State Category Winner in the ‘Provision and Use of Facilities to Improve Heart Health’. The Council was one of four local governments to be recognised in Queensland.

After winning the state category, the South Burnett Aquatic Centre progressed to National judging along with 17 entries that were submitted from across Australia. With the calibre of entries being extremely high Council was extremely proud to be awarded a National Highly Commended in the ‘Provision and Use of Facilities to Improve Heart Health’.

Contact:

Finance Manager

Ph: (07) 41716800 Email: finance@nanango.qld.gov.au

Or visit the South Burnett Regional Council Website:

http://www.southburnett.qld.gov.au/