Funds for pool project expected

The group charged with investigating a new swimming pool for Lawrence is expected to get some ratepayer money.

A working party is looking into building a pool near the Simpson Park complex and Lawrence Area School.

It would replace the failing community pool, which needs repairs costing hundreds of thousands of dollars over the next few years.

The Lawrence-Tuapeka Community Board will this week consider approving a budget of up to $15,000 from pool reserves so the working party can investigate and employ consultants.

In a report to the board, Clutha District Council district assets manager Jules Witt said it would be sensible for the board to approve "a reasonable amount of funds".

The existing pool already had $66,000 in reserves.

Mr Witt said some of this would help keep the existing pool operating for the next two to three years, with any left over helping pay for the new pool.

glenn.conway@odt.co.nz

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