Press Release – Auckland Council
Preliminary work is beginning on the Northern Recreational Facility in Albany, which is to include a community swimming pool.
A geotechnical survey is underway at the proposed site at North Harbour Stadium. The project is likely to take three years to complete.
The Upper Harbour Local Board has agreed to invest $571,000 over the next year for preliminary work in its local board agreement.
“The northern recreation facility has been a huge priority for the Upper Harbour Local Board,” says Upper Harbour Local Board chair Margaret Miles.
“Our community has been asking for a swimming centre in the Albany area for 20 years, and the local board is relieved that this project will finally proceed.
“We have advocated for this project since the beginning of our term as Upper Harbour Local Board members, and we are very pleased that funding has been included in the Long-term Plan to make it happen,” says Mrs Miles.
The Long-term Plan includes a budget of $17.8 million over the next three years for the project.
“The Northern Recreation Centre will become a shining example of what can be achieved in the new Auckland and I am thrilled for the residents of the Upper Harbour and surrounding areas who will get so much use from the facility,” says Mayor Len Brown.
“However the best news is that, come completion date, the pool will be free for kids 16 and under.”