Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Progress On New Mangere Swimming Pool Complex

The planned new indoor heated pool in Mangere is a step closer with the awarding of the first contract on the project to Mainzeal Construction Ltd for $626, 523 excluding GST. The contract is for the first stage of construction of the pool complex, which is due to open in 2001.

It is being built by Manukau City Council and has been budgeted at $7.3 million. However City Manager Colin Dale says it may end up costing less.

The complex will be an integrated multi-purpose facility with a fitness centre, lap pool, learner’s pool, splash pool, sauna, spa pool, and associated facilities. It is being built adjacent to the existing Mangere Recreation Centre and the two buildings are to be linked together when the pool complex opens in 2002.

Manukau Mayor Sir Barry Curtis said it will be a wonderful community asset. “We need these top-notch sports facilities to develop our next generation of sporting stars. And, who knows, it may breed Olympic swimming champions of the future. Why shouldn’t we see a young swimmer from Otara or Mangere standing on the winner’s dais at some future Games?

“I want the young people of Manukau to have the quality of facilities enjoyed by the young champions who excelled in the swimming events at the Olympic Games. But excellent facilities are just one part of the formula. We must also develop talent early and make proper funding available. The new Mangere pool complex is a great start in that direction,” Sir Barry said.

ENDS

Media Contact:
Gabrielle Hinton
Media Liaison Support Officer
Ph: 09 2637100 x 8650
Fax: 09 2625759
Email: ghinton@manukau.govt.nz


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news