The Mosgiel Taieri Community Board has accepted an offer of
the use of an existing community trust to progress the new
Mosgiel pool project.
The Taieri Community Facilities Trust was originally set up
as the Mosgiel Playgounds Trust, which drove the upgrade of
the Memorial Park Playground for which it raised $600,000.
Trustees Janet Jopson and Teresa Christie said the trust
structure was there and ready to go if the board wanted to
support it being used as the funding and driving conduit for
the pool project.
Setting up a new trust could take a year or more, they said.
The board agreed to support the trust to find new trustees
and/or other helpers from the community, for the project.
The Dunedin City Council proposes contributing $30,000 to a
community trust this year to investigate and progress
concepts for a new pool facility, including public
consultation on potential sites and design, funding and
operation and ownership models.