On 17 June, the Southern Region Committee hosted a site visit to Linwood Pool: Te Pou Toetoe. A $20m facility, the complex includes a dry side, which includes a community room, meeting room, entrance lobby, kitchen, and administration area; and a wet side, which has all the change rooms, plant rooms, and the pool hall. The pool hall consists of a six-lane 25m pool, a family spa pool, a bombing pool, a learn to swim pool and a toddlers play area. Externally, there are sports courts, car parks, and landscaping.
Despite the cold weather, the site tour was well attended and enjoyed by all. The project completion date is on track, with the pools opening to the public in a few months’ time.
Special thanks to Christchurch City Council and Apollo Projects for hosting this visit and speaking to attendees about the development and its construction.