Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Napier Council looks at future aquatic facility options

Napier Council looks at future aquatic facility options
July 19, 2017

Napier City Council has advised that it is currently considering a range of options for its future aquatic facility provision, with plans including options to spend $37 million building two new pools at the ageing Napier Aquatic Centre.

Built between the 1950s and 1990s, the Aquatic Centre is struggling to keep up with demand from swimmers and was described in a recent Council report as "aging, inefficient and not fully fit for purpose".

It is one of only two public pools in the city and has come under increased pressure since a third pool, Greendale, was closed last year.

The North Island council has shared details of three future aquatic options that will now go out for community feedback in advance of the 2018-28 Long Term Plan process.

The latest meeting of the Council’s Strategy and Infrastructure committee saw Councillors approve an ‘Options for Expansion’ business case and resolved to progress community engagement and consultation for three options.

Council Sport and Recreation Manager Glenn Lucas advised “we’ll be asking our community to carefully consider all the three options and then decide on their preferred design via an online poll.”

In addition to the online poll there will be opportunities for members of the public to talk directly to the Council teams at a number of community events.

The last of those will be a public open day on Saturday 3rd September at the Napier Aquatic Centre that will include displays, competitions and fun activities for families.

The three options to be consulted on are:

The Ivan Wilson expansion
• An extension of existing facilities in Onekawa, to include:
• New 25-metre pool and learners’ pool
• Gym plus health and wellness area
Life span of 15 years
Cost - $19.5 million (approximately $130 per household per yer)

New Build 25 metre pool
• A new pool complex comprising two new pools, a café and a water play area, to include:
• 10-lanes of swimming
• New 25 metre pool and 20 metre learners’ pool
• Beach access pool, lazy river and bomb pool
• Gym plus health and wellness area
• Water temperature variations
Life span of 30 years
Cost - $37 million (approximately $249 per household per year)

New Build 50 metre pool
• A new pool complex comprising three new pools, a café and a water play area, to include:
• Moveable bulkhead to create a large 50-metre option
• Beach access pool, lazy river and bomb pool
• Gym plus health and wellness area
• Able to accommodate more competitive swimming
Life span of 30 years
Cost - $38 million (approximately $267 per household per year)

Concept illustrations for each of the three options are now being developed and will be available to the public via the www.napier.govt.nz and www.napieraquatic.co.nz websites.

Images: Hydroslide at the Napier Aquatic Centre in Onekawa (top) and ageing pool in use (below). Images courtesy of Napier City Council.

28th December 2016 - AQUATICS HASTINGS AWARDED GOLD SWIM SCHOOL STATUS 

24th April 2015 - FIRE DAMAGED SPLASH PLANET PIRATE SHIP TO BE REPLACED 

21st December 2014 - NZRA HIGHLIGHTS THE VALUE OF COUNCIL RECREATION INVESTMENT 

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

4th February 2014 - PLANS PROGRESS ON NAPIER WAVE PARK


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Tim Batt Water Solutions

Tim Batt Water Solutions are at the very forefront of the commercial aquatic business in Australia, with over 30 years specific experience supplying and installing chemical control and dosing…

read more

Aquatics / Environment / Recreation / Technology / Venues

 
 

GEOFF NINNES FONG AND PARTNERS

Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners (GNFP) is a structural, aquatic and civil engineering consultancy with broad experience in the design of new municipal and institutional swimming pools, hydrotherapy…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Design / Venues

 
 

HRMWEB

At easyemployer we've come up with a software solution that manages one of your most important, and often most costly, business resources - your staff. We are helping 100s of clients to…

read more

Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 

TECHNOGYM AUSTRALIA

Technogym is the leading company in the Wellness and Fitness field all over the world. With 2,200 employees, 14 branches in Europe, U.S., South America, Asia  and Australia, Technogym exports its…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

LIFE FLOOR (Aus & NZ)

Our team believes floors should be beautiful, comfortable, and engineered for safety, even when wet. Life Floor tiles meet six unique performance based standards: slip-resistance, impact absorption,…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Recreation / Safety / Surfaces

 
 

Worldwide Sports Management

Principal Consultant Simon Weatherill has spent the last 20 years developing the world renowned Melbourne Sports Hub, as former Chief Executive Officer of the State Sports Centres Trust…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 

Polin Waterparks

Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976, and has since grown into a leading company in the waterparks industry. Today Polin is one of the world leaders in the design, production, and installation of…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Waterparks

 
 

WATERPLAY Solutions Corp

Whether your goal is increasing your centre's revenues or creating an engaging environment, why not add play to your project? If you're looking for stylish aquatic play features, kid-tested…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Waterparks

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business