Appeal to Dunedin residents

Taieri Communities Facility Trust chairwoman Irene Mosley, speaking at Coronation Hall in Mosgiel last night, reveals a possible concept plan for a new aquatic facility in the town. Photo: Linda Robertson
Taieri Communities Facility Trust chairwoman Irene Mosley, speaking at Coronation Hall in Mosgiel last night, reveals a possible concept plan for a new aquatic facility in the town. Photo: Linda Robertson
The team behind the bid to build a new aquatic facility in Mosgiel is asking Dunedin residents to splash some cash and support to make their plans a reality.

About 100 people attended a meeting at Coronation Hall in Mosgiel last night about the progress of the bid.

At the meeting, Taieri Communities Facility Trust chairwoman Irene Mosley revealed two possible concept plans for the new facility at the Silverstream end of Memorial Park.

Both plans included a 25m by 25m lap pool, a 20m learn-to-swim pool, a hydrotherapy pool with a temperature of about 34degC, a walk-in leisure pool and a large spa pool. Project costs were estimated at $15 million.

The Dunedin City Council had committed $6 million and had indicated if the community succeeded in raising $7.5 million, it would consider a top-up, she said.

The $7.5 million community share would be raised in three chunks - $3.5 million from trusts, grants and pub charities; $2 million from sponsorship, business partnership and major gifts and $2 million from fundraising and general giving, Mrs Mosley said.

She presented a slideshow of photos of the existing Mosgiel Pool.

''That is our pool for a community of 30,000 people - we can do better ... our community deserves better.''

The new facility would be for every Dunedin resident, she said.

''This is a pool - for the city - based in Mosgiel.''

shawn.mcavinue@odt.co.nz

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