No less than four pool plans being touted
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.