UPDATE - Development and Use of Former Swimming Pool Site

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Expressions of interest were invited for development and use of the old community swimming pool site and an adjacent area on the Esplanade in Kaikōura, these had be provided to Council at PO Box 6, Kaikōura by 19 October 2020.

The prominent and special site has a total area of approximately 1800 square metres and is classified as Recreation Reserve, requiring it to be used for purposes such as recreation, sporting activities and the physical welfare and enjoyment of the public. The site can potentially be leased subject to compliance with conditions set out in the Reserves Act 1977, and as such could be used for commercial recreational purposes.

Expression of interest were sought from parties who themselves have a plan to deliver their proposal without significant assistance from Council. Proposals needed to be presented with information to address a range of evaluation criteria, details of which could be obtained from Council on request. Council were seeking proposals that are soundly based, with adequate consideration having been given to the associated business case, to ensure that financial burdens do not fall on the community.


At its meeting of 28 October 2020 Kaikoura District Council, in response to a previously submitted initial Expression of Interest for developing the site,  invited Joseph and Associates to submit a more detailed proposal for the development of a commercial hot pool / spa facility on the former swimming pool site on the Esplanade, and also invited public feedback on this or other potential uses of the site.
It is however stressed that Council has at present only received a preliminary proposal for the development of a hot pool / spa facility, with little accompanying detail, and that there is not any commitment on its part to such a development.
Initial feedback should be directed to kdc@kaikoura.govt.nz and should be provided by 18 November 2020. Should this proposal proceed further, additional consultation would be undertaken in the future.

3 November 2020