Council sees a need to upgrade and improve the current Hokitika Swimming Pool to a modern facility and to fulfil the needs of the community.
Funding from central Government will allow us to complete Stage 1, which is to replace core infrastructure starting in 2021. Stage 2 will include renovating the existing changing facilities and creating a new reception and entryway.
Stage 3 is subject to further external funding, and Council plans to build an extension to the pool, to include a heated toddlers or learners swimming pool.
Upgrades to the swimming pool will be staged over a three year period, with the swimming pool open during the summer months and closed during the winter for work to be done. Council offers three-monthly swimming passes.
Contractors replacing around 3000 corroded structural brackets on the swimming pool atop of Elevated Work Platforms.
The current timeframe is for the completion of the works to the roof, the upgrade of the fire protection system is by the end of October 2021.
The cladding of the exterior walls and closing in of the building was completed by the second week of November. The electrical upgrade ran alongside this with the new main distribution boards arriving in November and the power switched over.
The HVAC, specifically the Ductsox that delivers the air to the pool hall was installed.
The pool reopened for the summer season in December 2021.
Designs for the stage two refurbishment works (the changing rooms and reception area) is complete. Work on this stage will commence in 2022.