Welcome to the Motueka Swimming Pool Fundraising Site
Land purchase progresses Motueka pool potential
Tasman District Council's recent purchase of land on King Edward Street is being welcomed as a long-term investment to benefit the Motueka community meeting the expected demand for recreational space and facilities.
In conjunction with property owner Kerry Krammer, we have come to a mutual agreement to allow our purchase of land encompassing 99, 111b and 113b King Edward Street.
A potential use of some of the land is the development of a swimming pool and recreational facilities.
Both parties acknowledge the land purchase is a significant step forward in a long-held desire to provide a community pool for Motueka, a concept that has been keenly advocated by local residents for more than 25 years.
Enabling something that will be of significant long-term value to the wider community was seen as important to Kerry Krammer in offering the land to the Council.
Further progress on the site’s future – including design, timeline and costs of development – will be subject to Tasman’s 10-Year Plan discussions and consultation with locals.
The Council deliberately moved away from areas in eastern Motueka that have been identified by Ministry for the Environment as being exposed to greater risk with sea level rise.
The purchased sites will be tenanted up to the point of any development taking place, therefore generating income in the interim.
Council has been in touch with the current tenants and a number of stakeholders to inform them of the purchase and anticipated plans.
This purchase was aided by the Motueka Community Board which approved funding through the Motueka Reserves Financial Contributions.
The Council will keep the community informed of any further developments in due course.
Year round heated and covered pools are much needed for use by all ages and all demographics; toddlers, learn to swim, school children, teenagers, active swimmers, recreational exercisers, families, accident and illness rehabilitation, healthy lifestylers, older actives. It will be one of the most used recreational facilities and be in use all day, seven days a week. Motueka is the largest town in the South Island without covered and heated pools.
The committee continues to work on a variety of fund-raising activities. This ranges from ongoing community fundraisers like Quiz and Movies Nights, connecting with external funders like Rata and Lotteries and of course there will still be sausage sizzles. Community support at these events and the feedback given bolsters the money in the bank and the enthusiasm of those working on the project. As a community lead project there is flexibility in how contributions can be made and recognised and any approach to assist will be appreciated.
Lions and Lionesses in Motueka have been key partners in the project with support and fundraising focussed on the therapeutic pool. With the inclusion in the LTP the local funds can be leveraged through the wider Lions international organisation.
The Motueka community has needed heated swimming facilities for years. Inclusion in the LTP brings this a step closer than before but work with TDC is necessary before we can finally begin construction.
Browse the rest of this website and we will tell you more about how this will happen, and how you will be able help in this awesome and worthwhile project. In particular, we need your donation.