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Wanaka pool options

Wanaka pool options

Queenstown Lakes District Council is looking at options and costings for long-term swimming facilities in Wanaka, and is scheduled to make a decision at the 28 August Council meeting, in Wanaka.

The choices range from refurbishing the existing community pool and adding a learners’ pool, to bringing forward the construction of a new 25m pool and learners’ pool as part of the Wanaka Sports Facility to be built at Three Parks.

Mayor Vanessa van Uden said the Council had already agreed to spend $115,000 on temporary strengthening of the existing pool building, to bring it up to the minimum earthquake standard so it could reopen by the end of September.

The Council could also decide to spend around $55,000 more on extra strengthening that would extend the life of the pool for around five years.

All options would be on the table for consideration on 28 August, Mayor van Uden said.

“There have been suggestions that a decision was made at yesterday’s workshop. That is completely wrong – Councillors are not able to make decisions at workshops. What we have done is ask for full costings to add a 25m pool and learners’ pool to the Wanaka Sports Facility that will be built at Three Parks. That will include capital costs, potential operating models and rating implications.”


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