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Where will new $30m pool be sited?

Last updated 15:43 20/03/2014
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Aranui High School

Clare Park

Central New Brighton school

Cuthberts Green

Linwood Park

Prestons reserve


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Seven possible sites are being considered for a new $30.5 million pool for the eastern suburbs.

The location of the replacement for the quake-damaged QEII aquatic centre will be discussed at an extraordinary meeting of the Christchurch City Council's community committee tomorrow.

Council officers have whittled a long list of 142 possible locations down to seven:

- Aranui High School

- Clare Park

- Central New Brighton school

- Cuthberts Green

- Linwood Park

- Prestons (reserve to be created)

- QEII park

A budget of $30.5m has been allocated to the new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre.

The Canterbury Earthquake Appeal Trust had allocated $6.5m for water attractions and the building structure to house them.   

At tomorrow's meeting, council committee members will discuss the process to determine the finalised location for the centre. 

After consulting with community boards,  the committee recommended a working group to be established to assess the top seven locations, and any other locations they choose to consider.

The group will be made up of 11 members selected from the Hagley Ferrymead Community Board, the Burwood Pegasus Community Board and council officers.

If a decision is reached, it will then be included in a report to be presented to the council.

If the group cannot reach a decision for the final location, the matter will be referred to a council workshop to determine the final location.

The process of finalising the location of the pool will begin in April, and the group has been given a September 30 deadline to report to council.

The Graham Condon Recreation and Sport Centre which opened in October 2011 cost $13m.

The new Metro Sports facility, due to open early 2017 near Hagley Park, will cost about $217m.


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