Thursday, November 21, 2013

Fitness centre approval zaps through

APPROVAL for the opening of a Zap Fitness outlet in central New Norfolk was granted at tonight's Derwent Valley Council meeting. With three councillors absent and one stepping out after declaring an interest, the application was dealt with by the bare minimum of five councillors.

All spoke in favour of the development application, which will see Tasmania's 18th Zap Fitness centre open at New Norfolk in the Browning's building on the corner of High and Burnett Sts. The gyms open 24 hours a day and seven days a week including Christmas Day, and have recently expanded into Victoria.

Councillors also voted to waive a $10,000 fee that had been recommended due to the number of parking spaces available behind the building being less than the number specified by the planning scheme. The developer will still be required to provide 14 parking spaces including one disability parking space.

Zap Fitness customers are provided with an electronic key that provides 24-hour access to all centres across the network.

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