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Countdown to June opening for new Wanaka aquatic centre

April 10, 2018

Queenstown Lakes District Council is anticipating that its new $12.28 million aquatic centre will be opened to the public in June.

Currently being built by Cook Brothers Construction, the new facility at Wanaka’s Three Parks is expected to be handed over to the Council on 31st May  with a family fun scheduled to mark the opening on 10th June, after a short commissioning period.

Joined to the Wanaka Recreation Centre the new facilitu includes an eight-lane, 25-metre lap pool, a learners' pool and a spa pool.

During a recent media tour, Queenstown Lakes District Council Sport and Recreation Manager Simon Battrick advised "Wanaka has been looking forward to this for a long time.”

Once complete, the Council’s exisiting pool will be closed.

Once open the new facility is expected to employ around 10 pool staff in either full or part time roles. 

Images: Artist's impression of the completed Wanaka Pool (top, courtesy of Warren and Mahoney architects) and the Wanaka Recreation Centre (below).

4th September 2017 - NEW WANAKA POOL DEVELOPMENT REACHES HALFWAY STAGE

2nd September 2015 - ARCHITECTS HIGHLIGHT CONTEMPORARY AQUATIC AND RECREATION FACILITIES AS SOCIAL HUBS

12th August 2014 - QUEENSTOWN LAKES COUNCIL EXPLORES WANAKA POOL OPTIONS

25th July 2014 - URGENT REPAIRS APPROVED FOR WANAKA POOL 

17th February 2014 - NEW ZEALAND’S BIG PICTURE OF ITS AQUATIC, RECREATION AND SPORT FACILITY NETWORK 

1st August 2013 - SPORT NZ RELEASES GUIDELINES FOR AQUATIC FLOORING SURFACES

10th January 2013 - LIGHTNING STRIKE CLOSES WANAKA POOL


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