Naenae pool – build new or refurbish?
What to do about Naenae pool and the proposed community hub, and how fast we can get it done, will be a key talking point in the upcoming elections, and no doubt for most of the next triennium. There are tough calls ahead for the incoming council, which is expected to make a decision in November.
Meantime, widespread consultation will happen from July-September on the options, and costs (high level estimates only, at this stage):
- New integrated pool and community hub ($66M)
- Refurbish existing pool and separate new community hub ($39M)
- New pool and separate new community hub ($61M)
- New Pool only ($52M)
- Refurbished Pool only ($30M)
- Do nothing.