No less than four pool plans be­ing touted

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE -

The Wanaka Com­mu­nity Pool could re-open in the short-term, if the coun­cil de­cides to carry out re­me­dial work, at a cost of $150,000.

Or the old fa­cil­ity could be up­graded at a cost of $23.25 mil­lion, also adding a learn­ers’ pool.

Or the build­ing of a new pool could be fast-tracked, as part of the Wanaka Sports Fa­cil­ity at Three Parks, with two in­door courts, chang­ing rooms, stor­age and out­door ar­ti­fi­cial courts, es­ti­mated to cost $13.4 mil­lion.

Or a new stand-alone pool could be built at the pro­posed North­lake devel­op­ment.

Th­ese are the op­tions Queen­stown Lakes District Coun­cil will be con­sid­er­ing at its monthly meet­ing in Wanaka to­mor­row.

With­out lo­cal swim­ming fa­cil­i­ties for the last five weeks due to the clo­sure of the quak­erisk prone Wanaka Com­mu­nity Pool, the town is now awash with swim­ming pool op­tions.

The Three Parks pro­posal would in­volve the ad­di­tion of a 25 me­tre pool and learn­ers’ pool to the Wanaka Sports Fa­cil­ity, to be avail­able in the next five years, with the old pool kept open in the in­terim.

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