25 November 2011

Another stage in the slow march to a Gungahlin pool

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Andrew Barr has announced a consultation stage in the careful campaign to start construction on the Gungahlin Pool just before the next election.

Gungahlin residents are invited to view and comment on the preliminary sketch plans for the new Gungahlin Leisure Centre that will be on display at the Gungahlin Marketplace this afternoon between 4pm – 7pm.

The preliminary plans are to be refined over the next few months and Friday is a great opportunity for Gungahlin residents to have a look at what is being proposed and to have their say.

Key features of the proposed centre are:

    — a 50 metre 8 lane pool,
    — a 25 metre secondary pool plus other water areas for a range of activities including learn to swim and water play,
    — a gymnasium,
    — dry fitness rooms,
    — a cafe, and
    — childcare facilities.

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Gungahlin Al12:43 pm 25 Nov 11

dpm said :

Gungahlin Al said :

You can view pictures of the plans here.

Having won the 50m pool debate, the centre plans are looking pretty good. Everyone was quite happy when they were presented to our last GCC meeting.

Sod turning expected in August 2012. (Yes I know…)

Good work Al and co. Looks good. But it kinda says it all when you say you had to argue (‘debate’) to get a 50m pool?!
I mean, how many people are expected to be living in Gungahlin within 5 years? Surely a std olympic-sized pool would have been obvious for the Govt?!

Close to 100,000 by the time Gungahlin is finished – and that’s more important to cater for than just 5 years. We only have one block to do this on.

At the meeting Sport and Rec staff answered our question about management – an ongoing concern for us. We were assured it would be on a leasehold arrangement so if they don’t perform they can be booted. No outright sale as per CISAC. Good!

Gungahlin Al said :

You can view pictures of the plans here.

Having won the 50m pool debate, the centre plans are looking pretty good. Everyone was quite happy when they were presented to our last GCC meeting.

Sod turning expected in August 2012. (Yes I know…)

Good work Al and co. Looks good. But it kinda says it all when you say you had to argue (‘debate’) to get a 50m pool?!
I mean, how many people are expected to be living in Gungahlin within 5 years? Surely a std olympic-sized pool would have been obvious for the Govt?!

amarooresident311:12 am 25 Nov 11

Mothy said :

More consultation? Seriously? Weren’t the screams of “just build the frickin’ pool already” enough last time around when they toyed with the idea of building a 25 meter pool? There were concept plans then – what’s changed so much from these to the latest ones that we need to consult AGAIN?

2008 – so long ago for so little progress.

But you just know that if they did go ahead and “just build the fricken thing” someone would scream about the lack of consultation.

sorry if this info is readily available, but who will own or manage the pool or will it be a government run pool?

Gungahlin Al10:43 am 25 Nov 11

You can view pictures of the plans here.

Having won the 50m pool debate, the centre plans are looking pretty good. Everyone was quite happy when they were presented to our last GCC meeting.

Sod turning expected in August 2012. (Yes I know…)

More consultation? Seriously? Weren’t the screams of “just build the frickin’ pool already” enough last time around when they toyed with the idea of building a 25 meter pool? There were concept plans then – what’s changed so much from these to the latest ones that we need to consult AGAIN?

2008 – so long ago for so little progress.

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