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The $2.2 million redevelopment of Petone’s McKenzie Pool is currently in the detailed design stage with documents being prepared by designers LHT Design Ltd in order to submit a resource application to Hutt City Council in November 2012.
To allow the redevelopment work to be successfully completed, McKenzie Pool will not be open this summer. “Commencing construction in summer limits disruption due to weather and allows sufficient time for a planned reopening in November 2013 for a full season.” says Hutt City Council’s recreation facilities manager Stephen Keatley. “The alternative was to have the redevelopment effect two seasons which wasn’t ideal for pool users”
Council has been working with affected schools and the Petone Swimming Club to assist them to maintain their programmes for the coming season at other pools around the city. Council’s other five pools in its network offer great options for the people of Petone to continue swimming over the summer months.
“While we know it is inconvenient for the pool to be closed this year the end result is that the community will have a great new modern facility for the 2013-14 season” says Mayor Ray Wallace.
The current timeline for the project is:
October – Detailed design, consent and tender documentation
November – Approval and letting of construction contract
December – Demolition commences
January 2013 – Construction commences
September to November – Commissioning and testing
November – Pool opens for the 2013-14 season
For opening times and location of the city’s other five pools please visit www.huttcity.govt.nz/pools
For further information contact Marcus Sherwood, Divisional manager, Leisure Active on 04 560 0301 or email email@example.com