Information session presents pool complex options

Bruce Community Facilities Trust chairman Stephen Woodhead presents options for a new Milton pool...
Bruce Community Facilities Trust chairman Stephen Woodhead presents options for a new Milton pool complex to members of the public during a drop-in information session at the Milton Country Club yesterday lunchtime. PHOTO: RICHARD DAVISON
An expanded pool complex for Milton is not yet off the table, despite higher building and operational costs.

Project representatives laid out two options for about 15 members of the public at a drop-in information session in Milton yesterday.

Both Bruce Community Facilities Trust and key funder Clutha District Council favour a cheaper, six-lane, $13million-$14million combined pool and library/service centre complex.

An eight-lane complex on an expanded, 3360sq m footprint (versus 2713sq m) would cost $18million-$20million, trust chairman Stephen Woodhead said.

It would also have higher operating costs, he said.

Council group service delivery manager Jules Witt said there were some advantages to the eight-lane option, including additional on-site parking and flexibility of use.

Submissions to the pool consultation are now open, and close on July 7.

--  richard.davison@odt.co.nz

 

 

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