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Big splash for Otahuhu and Avondale pools

Big splash for Otahuhu and Avondale pools

Auckland City’s Combined Committees meeting last week approved $20.4 million for the development of new swimming pools for Otahuhu and Avondale.

The Otahuhu project will receive $9.9 million, while Avondale will get $10.5 million.

“These two new facilities will be welcome additions to the local communities,” says Arts Culture and Recreation Committee chairperson, Councillor Penny Sefuiva.

“These projects are in line with Auckland City’s commitment to providing for more outdoor, active lifestyles for all Aucklanders.”

They also reflect Auckland City’s swimming pool strategy, which guides our involvement in providing, developing and managing swimming pools across the city.

Recent population growth in Otahuhu and Avondale means more recreational and community facilities, including swimming pools, are needed.

“We are meeting the needs of local communities with these developments to ensure that recreational facilities are close-by, accessible and build a sense of community,” says Councillor Sefuiva.

Planning for the pool in Otahuhu will begin in the new year. The Otahuhu pool is the second phase in an overall 20-year recreation precinct development for the area, which included the opening of a brand new recreation and youth centre in April this year.

Further development plans for the precinct will include a library and community centre.

Auckland City is currently trying to identify a suitable site for the Avondale swimming pool. Ideas for potential sites will be shared with the Avondale community before any decision on location is made.


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