The old Mosgiel pool. Photo by Linda Robertson.
The trust putting a plan together for the Mosgiel Pool
project hopes to start consulting residents on potential sites
for the pool this month, chairman Geoff Woodcock says.
The trustees of the Taieri Community Facilities Trust had
been meeting fortnightly to work on the project, Mr Woodcock
The trust was working out what the council had done so far
and was planning a work programme.
It would examine if, for example, there were any gaps in the
geotechnical assessments of potential pool sites.
The trust would use some of the $30,000 set aside for it by
the council to hire specialists to fill in those gaps before
it consulted the public on final options.
Mr Woodcock said the intention was to consult the southern
Dunedin community on three or four site options next month.
The design of the facility would depend on the site.
A second round of consultation, on design options, could be
held later this year.
A team of about 30 people was being brought together to
ensure all parts of the community were consulted.
Before it can begin fundraising, the trust must take the
agreed plan to the Dunedin City Council for approval.
The council has clearly indicated it will have no capital for
new projects for at least 10 years.
Mr Woodcock said the trust had appointed a new treasurer and
The trust was close to appointing a new chairman.