12 Mar 2018

Now’s the time to give your feedback on where a new pool for the Linwood-Woolston area should be built.

Public consultation opens today on a location for the $21 million facility. It closes at 5pm on Monday 9 April.

A boy playing under water.

 Public feedback is being sought on the location for a planned new pool in the Linwood/Woolston area.

Have Your Say through the Council website(external link)

Council staff have investigated a number a potential sites for the pool complex and found a suitable option is 141 Smith St, Linwood Park, near the corner of Linwood Ave and Smith St.

It is on good quality land that is already owned by the Council and was formerly used by a Council nursery.

Other sites looked at included Woolston Park, next to Te Waka Unua School, 180 Smith St (Council offices site), another Linwood Park site and Bromley Park at 170 Buckleys Rd.

Drop-in sessions to discuss the Linwood-Woolston Pool and listen to community comments will be held on:

  • Saturday 17 March, from 4 to 8pm, at the LYFE Event at Linwood Park
  • Friday 23 March, from 1 to 3pm, at Eastgate Mall (opposite the Pascoes store)
  • Saturday 24 March, from 11am to 3pm, at the Woolston Gala, Woolston Park

Following consultation, feedback will be considered and a recommendation on where the facility should be built will be made to the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board.