''army of supporters'' is being recruited to push the
redevelopment of a pool in Mosgiel.
Mosgiel Taieri Community Board chairman Bill Feather said
there was ''unanimous support'' for a pool redevelopment at a
Mosgiel meeting last week.
About 80 people attended the Coronation Hall meeting on
Thursday on the proposed spending in the Dunedin City
Council's draft annual plan.
Mr Feather said many members of the audience at the meeting
told Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull and council infrastructure and
networks manager Tony Avery the council should give the
$30,0000 proposed seed funding to run the newly formed Taieri
Community Facilities Trust.
''The next step is to get that $30,000 from a draft proposed
situation to an actuality,'' he said.
Mr Feather said the trust was recruiting an ''army of
supporters'' and investigating the work needed to start the
redevelopment project, including the creation of a memorandum
of understanding between the trust and the council.
The trust would also investigate options for the pool
location, funding models, design, ownership and operation.
It would also gauge the ''community's appetite'' for
contributing to a new pool.