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

 


Committee recommends to replace Scarborough pool

Friday 27 September 2013


Committee recommends to replace Scarborough pool

The Council’s Community Recreation and Culture Committee yesterday received a verbal update from staff about the Scarborough Paddling Pool and has requested that an urgent report go to Council next week on indicative costs and timeframes to replace it.

The Council agreed in March this year to demolish the paddling pool, which was damaged beyond repair, and return the area to grassed lawn while the long term future of the site is considered. The demolition took place in July 2013. Council staff recently engaged the community via the local Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board over the future of the paddling pool and recommendations arising from this process were discussed with the Committee.

The committee requested that a report on this issue brought to Council next week with information on how the rebuild of Scarborough Paddling Pool can be funded with indicative costs and timeframes in support of the community recommendations. The committee notes this is a priority project and is committed to seeing it completed as soon as possible. This is consistent with Council’s resolution in response to submissions to the Three Year Plan that requested staff look at how it could be rebuilt for this summer.

Committee Chair Councillor Yani Johanson says the committee is excited about the ideas that have come forward in regards to potential replacement.

“Paddling pools are well used places in our city that are much loved and sorely missed. They provide a fantastic place for young families to have fun and enjoy the outdoors. Among the exciting concepts for the future of the Scarborough Paddling pool is combining the traditional with the new by incorporating a modern splash pad.”


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On Gaza And Burning The Israeli Flag

One of the selling points in New Zealand’s campaign for a temporary seat on the Security Council is that we have a pluckily independent voice to offer on international conflicts.

This image is not entirely self-delusional. When we did occupy a temporary UN Security Council seat in the 1990s, New Zealand was forthright about the need for the international community to actively respond to the Rwanda genocide. On April 14, 1994, New Zealand, Nigeria and the Czech Republic were the only nations to call for a forceful UN intervention to halt the killings. It was a proud moment in the diplomatic record of the Bolger government.

What then, is the current National government doing with respect to the slaughter in Gaza? More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Red Tape: Local Regulations Go Under Microscope

The Government says it is accepting nearly all of the recommendations the Productivity Commission has made on ways to improve local regulations. More>>

ALSO:

Spending Questions: Claudette Hauiti To Step Aside At Election

National Party President Peter Goodfellow confirms that he has received notification from List MP Claudette Hauiti that she plans to step aside at the 20 September election. More>>

ALSO:

EPA: Board Of Inquiry Rejects Basin Flyover By Majority Of 3 To 1

The independent Board of Inquiry delegated to decide on the Basin Bridge Proposal has, by a majority decision (3 to 1), cancelled the Transport Agency’s Notice of Requirement and declined its resource consent applications for the construction, operation and maintenance of a flyover on State Highway 1 in Wellington City... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Non-Apology To Tania Billingsley

The refusal by Prime Minister John Key to issue a personal apology to Tania Billingsley has been accompanied by an array of excuses... Yesterday though, Key’s choice of words indicated that an apology was the last thing on his mind. More>>

ALSO:

Conventions: Winston Peters On The Nation

Winston Peters opens door to standing in East Coast Bays electorate, says it's an "exciting point" and he's thinking about it. "I’ve had a whole lot of people writing to me and calling up and saying ‘why don’t you have a go in East Coast Bays’." More>>

ALSO:

Waitangi Tribunal: Report On The MV Rena

In its interim report, the Waitangi Tribunal has found that the Crown’s conduct in response to the grounding of the MV Rena on Otaiti (Astrolabe) reef breached the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. More>>

ALSO:

Gaza: Wellington Protest For Palestine Calls For End To Bombing

Around 300 people gathered outside the Israeli Embassy in Wellington on Friday to protest Israel’s occupation of Palestine. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Failure To Prosecute The GCSB

So one hand of the state – the Independent Police Conduct Authority – has now washed the hands of its brother agencies, and declared that all hands are clean. Case closed. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news