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

 

New swimming pool entry prices

Auckland City Council Media release

20 October 2008

New swimming pool entry prices

Changes to some Auckland city swimming pool entry prices will take effect from Labour Weekend (25 October).

Escalating operating costs last year forced Auckland City Council to approve the first rise in swimming pool entry prices in 10 years.

At this time it was agreed that price increases at the pools would be linked to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and would be adjusted annually in 20c increments if movement in the CPI is this large.

A casual adult entry price at Onehunga War Memorial Pool, Lagoon Leisure & Fitness Centre, Glenn Innes Pool, Cameron Pool and Pt Erin Pool will rise from $5 to $5.20, while the child entry price will remain at $2.50.

A casual adult entry price at the Parnell Baths and Tepid Baths will rise from $5.50 to $5.70, while the child entry price will rise from $3.50 to $3.70.

A discount framework will continue to offer reduced entry costs to infants, seniors, students, community service card holders, non-swimmers, families and frequent users of the facilities.

Councillor Greg Moyle, chairperson of the Arts, Culture and Recreation Committee, says the price rise is a small but necessary one.

"It must be recognised that the cost of operating these pools continues to rise. The council is working with the swimming pool operators to ensure that changes to the cost of entry will not act as a deterrent to current and potential pool users.

"It is important that access to swimming pool facilities remains affordable for all members of the community, which is why we offer a standardised discount framework."

Four other pools are not affected by the entry price increase due to their contractual arrangements. These are Mt Eden Pool, Olympic Pool and Fitness Centre, Philips Aquatic Centre, and Sacred Heart College Pool.

Auckland City Council subsidises the running of 12 pools and reviews the financial subsidy regularly. This year, the council has contributed $1.4m in subsidies to swimming pools.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets.

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>

ALSO:

.

 
 

Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>

ALSO:

Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

“The Crown acknowledges Moriori was left virtually landless from 1870, hindering its cultural, social and economic development. The Crown also acknowledges its contribution to the myths that the people of Moriori were racially inferior and became extinct." More>>

ALSO:

Susan Devoy: Call For Inquiry Into State Abuse Reaches UN

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More>>

ALSO:

(Not National): Cross-Party Agreement On Pike River Re-Entry

The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the Green Party and, together with the earlier commitment by New Zealand First, means that there is now a Parliamentary majority behind the families’ fight for truth and justice. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog