New Dunedin pool designs released

Dunedin City Council (DCC) has released interior designs of what will be the city’s new Mosgiel Pool.

Members of the construction team recently met with the Taieri Community Facilities Trust and the Mosgiel-Taieri Community Board to give them an update on the project.

The new facility will have four water spaces (lap, learners, toddlers, and hydrotherapy) and a spa pool and will be fully accessible. The car park will include e-vehicle and e-bike charging stations. The construction team are also working with Aukaha on opportunities to weave cultural elements into the design and look of the building.

Construction is set to begin in June/July and be ready to open later in 2022.

Council says its priority during construction will be safety and minimising disturbance to surrounding residents.

“We will be working with the community during the construction period to ensure they receive regular information on how the project is progressing,” DCC Acting General Manager City Services, Robert West said.

Road changes are also required for Gordon Road/State Highway 87 in Mosgiel as part of the project.

Council has been working with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency on the best intersection design to get people safely to and from the new facility in Mosgiel Memorial Park.

Traffic signals will be installed at the intersection of Gordon Road and Eden Street at the new facility entrance and there will also be an advanced warning sign north of Gordon Road/SH87 to alert drivers coming in from the Taieri.

Some roadside carparks will need to be removed along both sides of Gordon Road and a bus stop moved to Eden Street. Vehicles travelling south along Gordon Road will no longer be able to turn right into Eden Street.