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Otumoetai Pool Investigation

Our goal is to ascertain the ongoing operational viability of this community facility.

Tauranga City Council and Bay Venues, in collaboration with community representatives, are actively investigating concerns surrounding the deteriorating condition of Ōtūmoetai Pool.

Formation of a Working Group

Council recommended that we establish a dedicated working group to investigate the pool’s future in collaboration with the local community.

In April, this group was formed comprising of Council and Bay Venues staff, members of the Ōtūmoetai community, representatives from EVO Swimming Club, Ōtūmoetai College, and an external aquatic expert.

This diverse team brings together a wealth of knowledge and perspectives to guide our efforts in monthly meetings, and community representatives reports back findings to the wider community.

Information Pack

To support the community conversation about the future of a pool in Ōtūmoetai, an information pack was prepared that includes current pools usage, condition assessments, budgets and more.

Download the information pack

Working Group Key Actions and Agreements

Since the formation of the working group, we have made significant progress:

  • Terms of Reference Agreed: The working group has finalised and agreed upon the terms of reference, outlining our objectives and the framework for this work.

  • Geotechnical Investigation Scope Defined: We have agreed on the scope for a geotechnical investigation, which is essential for understanding the underlying conditions affecting the pool’s structure. This investigation will soon commence.

  • Intrusive Condition Assessment Work Scope: The scope for further on-site investigative work has been agreed upon, ensuring a comprehensive approach to identifying all potential issues and solutions.

  • Operational Options for Further Investigation: A range of options for further investigation has been identified. This step is crucial as it allows us to explore various operational avenues and determine the most effective ongoing solution.

Working Group Meeting Minutes

Current Status

At this stage, our focus is on gathering accurate and detailed information to inform our decisions moving forward. This approach ensures that any action taken is based on solid evidence and is in the best interest of our community, and our city as a whole.

We are committed to keeping the community informed throughout this process. We look forward to sharing further updates as our investigation progresses. If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Contact Information

For any inquiries or feedback, please contact feedback@bayvenues.co.nz.

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