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Under the original plan, the car park entry was to stay as it was but it would now be sited further west on Gordon Rd.
Community board member and pool committee member Brian Miller said: "The board was not informed or consulted about this and the pool committee was told it was not to do with the pool."
He is concerned about safety issues the change will mean, as the new entrance is almost directly opposite the Eden St intersection. Eden St resident Colin McNamara shared Mr Miller’s concerns, and said he had made a submission to the Dunedin City Council about the problem.
His was one of 11 submissions in response to almost 200 letters circulated by the DCC in March to residents in the area. The letter asked for feedback on the proposed road junction changes.
Six of the submitters asked for the pool entrance to be changed so patrons would enter from Reid Ave.
The DCC response to this, from city services acting general manager Robert West was that it had not considered building a road across the recreational reserve, which was heavily used by the community for sport and recreation.
"A road on this site would be counter to the purpose of the recreational reserve and create a significant health and safety risk to users of the greenspace," the letter said.
With safety in mind, traffic signals would be installed at the Gordon Rd-Eden St intersection which, as well as making the new pool entrance safer and giving it two exit lanes, would make it easier for traffic turning from Eden St into Gordon Rd.
At the same time, the speed limit change from 80kmh to 50kmh will be moved further out towards Outram.
But Mr Miller said: "Nothing was to change. I want to know who has overridden the decision of the hearing commission and made these changes and who had the authority to overturn the decision."
DCC Parks and Recreation group manager (acting) Scott MacLean said the council had worked with the NZ Transport Agency, which was responsible for state highways, on the best intersection design to get people safely to and from the new pool site in Mosgiel Memorial Park.
"We are excited to be building a brand new aquatic facility in Mosgiel and look forward to seeing the project progress," he said.