Khandallah Pool upgrade

We’re working on a plan to upgrade and improve the level of service at Khandallah Pool.

Khandallah pool.

Khandallah Pool is a much-loved community swimming facility that opened in 1925.

It includes an outdoor, unheated pool in a structured design, with limited landscaping and two buildings. The site is picturesque but constrained and has limitations around carparking and access.

The pool is open to the public from December to March each year.

About the project

The facility is showing its age, particularly the buildings which have seismic issues, and the original structured design of the pool is no longer fit-for-purpose for aquatic leisure.

At the Pūroro Rangaranga, Social, Cultural and Economic Committee meeting on 22 February 2022, the Council reviewed an Options Report for the future of the Khandallah Pool. Options presented covered a range of levels of service centred around:

  • maintain the level of service
  • increase the level of service
  • change the type of service offering.

The Council decided to proceed with an increased level of service at Khandallah Pool, with an expected cost of $8.05 million dollars.

View Council report from 22 February 2022 (page 7) (23.2MB PDF)

Project timeframes

This project has a four-year design and construction period (2022 -2025), approved by the Long-Term Plan.

  • Community Reference Group established – August 2022
  • Technical investigation report due – April 2023
  • Business case – mid 2023
  • Concept design and community feedback – mid/late 2023

Community Reference Group

The Council have engaged with the Khandallah community and other stakeholders to form a Community Reference Group that the project team can work with as the options and the criteria for the options evaluation are developed.

The Community Reference Group will actively participate in the process and assist the Council and inform the wider community on the project and what is happening.

The first Community Reference Group workshop took place on 23 August 2022 at the Khandallah Town Hall. There will be at least two more workshops with the Community Reference Group which will be completed after the technical investigation report is due in April 2023.

Technical investigations

We need to ensure the following technical investigations have been completed before the detailed design process:

  • Topographical survey
  • Geotechnical investigation
  • Flood hazard investigation and modelling
  • Infrastructure review
  • Environmental analysis.

The technical investigations report is due April 2023.

Public engagement

After the technical investigations are complete in mid-2023 we will begin the design process. Once a draft design is ready the community will have an opportunity to provide feedback to make sure we are on track with delivering a pool that meets the community needs.

Contact us

For more information, contact:

Rob Scott, Project Manager