Park costs vary
The Shape Auckland website consultation on the proposed Chamberlain Park redevelopment includes costings which reveal a wide variation in cost estimates.
Including Waititiko restoration and public access and connection, the costs for each scenario range are:
Scenario 1 $5-$18.2 million, Scenario 2 $9.8 -$29m, Scenario 3 $15.1-$34.9m, and Scenario 4 $12.8-$29.8m (excluding the cost of the proposed aquatic centre).
These are significant costs and their impact on ratepayers should not be underestimated.
In addition, a quick check of new aquatic centres recently built elsewhere indicates that costs could well be in the $40- $50m range and it would be of assistance in the consultation process if the AlbertEden Local Board was to advise if it has received any costings for the proposed aquatic centre, and what they are if they have been received.
Any consultation process that