A new indoor swimming pool is planned for the Linwood-Woolston community and is expected to open in late 2021.

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The gift of a name

6 August 2019

Local rūnanga Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri have gifted a special name to Linwood’s new $22 million pool complex.

The much-anticipated community facility will formally be known as Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool.

The name Te Pou Toetoe reflects both the local environment and the passing of knowledge. You can read more about what the name means at Newsline.(external link)

The Linwood Park location was finalised by the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board on 16 May 2018 after extensive community consultation on possible locations for the planned new pool facility. Read more on Newsline.

Milestones

12 March 2018

Consultation opens for new Linwood pool

Public consultation opened today on a location for the $21 million facility. Read more.(external link)

12 April 2018

Students show wave of support for pool site

Linwood Avenue School students voiced their support for the proposed Linwood Pool site in Smith Street, delivering their submissions directly to Community Board members. Read more.(external link)

16 May 2018

Board finalises site for Linwood Pool

A high profile location on the corner of Linwood Avenue and Smith Street has been chosen as the site for the planned Linwood pool. Read more.(external link)

10 December 2018

Linwood Pool proposals make a splash

The proposals for the new Linwood Pool have been revealed at a family friendly event in Linwood Park, attracting more than 300 people from across the community. Read more.(external link)

22 May 2019

Design confirmed for Christchurch’s new Linwood Pool

The design is locked in, the location is set and work is on track for Linwood to get its new $22 million pool complex by the end of 2021. Read more.(external link)

6 August 2019

Name gifted

Local rūnanga Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri have gifted the name Te Pou Toetoe for the facility. Read more.(external link)

Late 2019

Contractor appointed

We're expecting to appoint a contractor to build the facility later in the year.

Late 2021

Grand opening

The new facility is scheduled to open to the public.