Feedback wanted on pool options

Over the next two weeks, the Dunedin City Council, in partnership with the Taieri Community Facilities trust, will be seeking feedback from the community on sites shortlisted

for the new Aquatic Centre in Mosgiel. Since the council decided to allocate $6 million in the LTP for the project, work has begun identifying the preferred site and calling for requests for proposals from interested quantity surveyors and architects.

A steering group with three members of the Taieri Community Facilities Trust, three Dunedin City Councillors and a member of the Mosgiel Community has been formed.

The group has been given the mandate to work together on behalf of the community to develop the proposal to the point where they have the preferred site, plans and costings for a new aquatic centre in Mosgiel.

These stages are to be reported back to the council by October 30.

''The community gave a very clear indication during the LTP process that they wanted a new pool complex in Mosgiel. Now that DCC have allocated some funding for this project we need to go back to the community and make sure they have the opportunity to comment on the short listed sites,'' Taieri Community Facilities Trust chairwoman Irene Mosley said.

The site options to be consulted on are the existing pool site on Gordon Rd and three different locations within the Memorial Gardens.

These sites have been shortlisted from the six identified in the original feasibility study.

Jendi Paterson, DCC parks and recreation planning manager, said the DCC was working with the trust to ensure the reports needed for the council were completed on time.

''This stage of the development is extremely important to the success of the project and we are hoping the community will continue to give feedback and support this project as it evolves.''

Questionnaires and further information will be available on the DCC website, on the trust's page:, www.poolingtogether.org.nz or at the Mosgiel library.

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