Big donation to Cambridge pool

3/09/2019 12:00 a.m.

​An extra $50,000 has been donated to the Cambridge Pools project bringing it another step closer to its $2 million fundraising target. 

The funds from Grassroots Trust top up donations towards the construction of the highly anticipated indoor pool to $1.6 million. The Trust committed $150K to the Cambridge Pool project last year, which makes their total  $200K.

Waipa District Council mayor Jim Mylchreest said 15 sponsors had donated to the project so far.

“We are incredibly thankful to everyone who has put money towards the redevelopment. Without their generosity, this project wouldn’t be happening.”

Construction on the complex has been underway since May last year when the original structure was demolished and the site cleared. Contractors then installed the water supply, wastewater and stormwater systems and laid the foundations of the structure. 

Mylchreest said work on the project was now above ground and the facility was starting to take shape.  

“We are happy with the progress on site. We have started work on the construction of the 25m pool and on the structure of the building so the work is on track.”   

The new indoor pool complex will include an upgrade of the existing outdoor pool, a new 10-lane indoor pool and learner’s pool, a hydrotherapy pool, spa and sauna and a children’s splash pad. There will be increased seating and a community room as well as car-parking and landscaping.

The project is expected to be complete by mid next year. For up to date information on the pool project head to waipadc.govt.nz/cambridgepool​.

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