The cost of indecision

LETTER

Re: the ongoing saga of the Olympic Pool upgrade.

One can but hope that when the full concept is presented to councillors early next year they will actually make a definite decision, and not “kick it down the road” as they have been doing up to now.
The main reason the projected cost of the upgrade is now close to $35 million is this attitude. The longer it takes to make a decision, the greater the cost — so please, councillors, put your big-person pants on and make one!
On another note, any progress on getting the Endeavour models installed? Last I heard there were concerns about how they were to be mounted, with a comment that a single pole may not be sufficient.
Given that we have numerous cellular installations around town that are monopole, I do not see why there is a delay in getting the models back up — and in a prominent position, not somewhere obscure.

Michael Arnaboldi

Re: the ongoing saga of the Olympic Pool upgrade.

One can but hope that when the full concept is presented to councillors early next year they will actually make a definite decision, and not “kick it down the road” as they have been doing up to now.
The main reason the projected cost of the upgrade is now close to $35 million is this attitude. The longer it takes to make a decision, the greater the cost — so please, councillors, put your big-person pants on and make one!
On another note, any progress on getting the Endeavour models installed? Last I heard there were concerns about how they were to be mounted, with a comment that a single pole may not be sufficient.
Given that we have numerous cellular installations around town that are monopole, I do not see why there is a delay in getting the models back up — and in a prominent position, not somewhere obscure.

Michael Arnaboldi

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Peter Jones - 4 days ago
Why spend $35 million upgrading what is already perfectly fit for purpose? We should be proud and thankful for what we have.

Judith Collie, Qld - 3 days ago
Peter Jones, if Gisborne wants to produce top-class swimmers then top-class facilities are needed. Why not upgrade the pool and have a great place for competition swimming and the public alike? To satisfy my curiosity, what do you class at "perfectly fit for purpose". I'm not sure I understand what you class as purpose?