outlines the history of advocacy for a pool on the island
Confirmation of Auckland City Council funding of $1.6 million towards the development of the $5 million project over the 2006/2007 and 2007/2008 financial years. This funding was confirmed at the November 2005 meeting of the Arts, Culture and Recreation Committee and subject to a number of matters including that the Committee secure financial support from the Ministry of Education. Funding was not forthcoming from the Ministry therefore the
project was not progressed further.
Progression of the proposal for an indoor swimming pool complex on Waiheke High School grounds, following the Committee’s successful applications to the 2004 and 2005 Auckland City Council’s Facility Partnership Scheme.
The completion of a community needs assessment on the Island in December 2003. Key findings included the projected likelihood of use to be extremely high, and that key preferred activities included relaxation, lap swimming, aqua-aerobics and learn to swim. Waiheke High School Grounds was identified as the preferred site.
The formation of the Waiheke Island Indoor Swimming Pool Committee (the Committee) in 2003
A petition of over 650 signatures supporting an indoor community pool in 2001
Recreation Waiheke 1994 identified an aquatic centre as a priority for the community.
A community funded pool survey carried out in 1994, demonstrated a strong community
desire for a year round aquatic facility on the island.
In the early 1990’s, a Swimming Pool Committee was set up and funds were raised towards
the provision of a community pool. The project did not eventuate.