Reinvest at Waikanae too

LETTER

Re: What about the Olympic Pool? December 29 letter.

I agree with Sarah about the Olympic Pool needing investment, and want to add the Waikanae changing shed, toilet block and also playground.

The Waikanae changing shed and toilet block was taken down in the winter of 2015 to make room for the new Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, with no mention of replacing them. They had a shower with adequate pressure.

The Oneroa cycle/walkway passes the playground, with no bench seating nearby for parents, caregivers, grandparents etc to sit and be close by for their children (like the seating at the Botanical Gardens playground).

There are outside showers now but with inadequate pressure . . . and seats within a metre of the showers. Sitting facing the beach you could get a free footwash from the showers, or if the wind is blowing southerly you would have a wet seat. The showers stop too soon and there is inadequate pressure to wash mud or sand off (mud coming from the river).

The council has put two hooks in a ladies toilet, and no lid to cover the toilet. It’s not doable with young children; once again we are pushed to the road to the privacy of our car door to change.

As a ratepayer I ask, will the profits from our upgraded council-owned holiday park replace the changing shed and toilet block with an adequate shower, and put some bench seating by the playground?

BEACH USER

Re: What about the Olympic Pool? December 29 letter.

I agree with Sarah about the Olympic Pool needing investment, and want to add the Waikanae changing shed, toilet block and also playground.

The Waikanae changing shed and toilet block was taken down in the winter of 2015 to make room for the new Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, with no mention of replacing them. They had a shower with adequate pressure.

The Oneroa cycle/walkway passes the playground, with no bench seating nearby for parents, caregivers, grandparents etc to sit and be close by for their children (like the seating at the Botanical Gardens playground).

There are outside showers now but with inadequate pressure . . . and seats within a metre of the showers. Sitting facing the beach you could get a free footwash from the showers, or if the wind is blowing southerly you would have a wet seat. The showers stop too soon and there is inadequate pressure to wash mud or sand off (mud coming from the river).

The council has put two hooks in a ladies toilet, and no lid to cover the toilet. It’s not doable with young children; once again we are pushed to the road to the privacy of our car door to change.

As a ratepayer I ask, will the profits from our upgraded council-owned holiday park replace the changing shed and toilet block with an adequate shower, and put some bench seating by the playground?

BEACH USER

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