A proposed $2.6 million climbing facility planned for Dunedin's Moana Pool could make the city a world leader in the growing sport, local enthusiasts believe.
Swimming clubs and other groups booking lanes at Moana Pool could soon have to pay more, as the Dunedin City Council seeks ways to boost income while easing overcrowding at the facility.
Two Dunedin swimming greats will forever look down on Dunedin's Moana Pool, reminding those who follow in their footsteps what can be achieved.
Double Olympic gold medal-winning swimming sensation Danyon Loader spent countless hours at Dunedin's Moana Pool, his every stroke scrutinised by the late champion coach Duncan Laing.
The Government's decision to raise GST to 15% could cost the Dunedin City Council up to $750,000 in fees and charges revenue alone, a figure that may be passed on to residents.