Clutha District Council Media Release

Monday 16th November 2015

Public information session to be held about Milton Swimming Pool cracking

Council is concerned about keeping the Milton community up to date about this important community issue and as such has organised a public information session (details below).

This update follows the information we released in October that was covered in the Clutha Leader, Otago Daily Times, and on the Council’s website.

Extensive cracking was found in the base of the main pool at Milton's swimming pool complex during the off season.

A significant fracture has appeared running the length of the pool, with other secondary cracks radiating from it. 

Council engaged engineers to investigate the cracking in August once it was discovered.

We were advised that a temporary repair would not  necessarily be effective enough to allow the pool to open this season, so Council has been exploring other options.

Following an onsite meeting with elected members, Council staff, engineers and members of the public, plumbers have started assessing the pipe work associated with the pool to see if any pipes need replacing or repairing.

Core drilling began last week in the base of the pool to assess both the condition of the concrete and ground beneath the pool.

Council would then expect to know in the next week or two, whether a major repair is needed to the ground itself or whether a more straightforward repair job can be carried out to seal the pool in some way.

If only a sealing job is needed the pool may be able to open for at least some of the season, if major work is needed to the ground underneath the pool, it will almost certainly be closed for the season.

Mayor Bryan Cadogan said initial indications are a long-term repair could potentially cost more than $100,000, and work is being carried out now to assess what the best repair option is.

"I want to stress that as a community we have to understand the serious implications of the cracking in the pool and realise it may not be a simple patch-up job, in fact a quick fix runs the risk of a catastrophic failure of the pool."

Once again Council knows this is disappointing for the Milton community and we have been in contact with the Milton Swimming Club to accommodate some swimmers, especially those who swim competitively, at the Balclutha Pool. 

The 33.7m x 13m pool is about 50 years old and is located within Taylor Park.

Public Meeting Details:

A public information session will be held at Milton Swimming Pool on Thursday, 26th November at 5.30pm.

Anyone wanting to know more is invited and it will be chance for people to ask questions, see the cracking in the pool and hear the latest information.


Clutha Development and Clutha District Council Media Release

Thursday 5 November 2015

Job Fair a great success

The Clutha-Dunedin Job Fair held in Dunedin yesterday was a great success with a strong turnout from both employers and job-seekers.

Clutha Development and Clutha District Council, in collaboration with Dunedin City Council, staged the event to promote job opportunities in the Clutha District to those living in Dunedin.

Using a speed dating format job seekers were able to book seven-minute slots with prospective employers during four-hour session from 3-7pm.

About 100 job seekers took part and 12 employers, including some of the Clutha District's largest employers.

There were roles on offer in the construction, primary industry, trade, local government and support services sectors.

Clutha District Mayor Bryan Cadogan said he was thrilled with the event , especially given it was the first time it had run.

"It was a tremendous response from both those looking for work and our local employers and I believe it'll be life changing for some of those who took part."

The fact is we've got more jobs in our district than people to fill them, so we're looking to Dunedin which is only an hour's drive away, he said.

"We are so fortunate as a district to have so many magnificent companies, but it is in everyone's best interest that we maximise their potential."

Clutha Development was the main organiser of the event and its chief executive Linda Moore was also heartened by the turnout.

"I was really impressed by the range of people who turned up, keen to find work and face up to potential employers".

The event is likely to run in the future.


Clutha District Council Media Release

Friday 6 November 2015

Residents' opinion of Council to be canvassed in annual survey

Clutha District residents will have the opportunity to rate the performance of the Clutha District Council during a resident satisfaction survey that gets underway next week (beginning 9 November).  

The telephone survey will be conducted by Key Research, on behalf of Council and will run for two to three weeks. 

Council's Senior Policy Analyst Larissa Brown said residents will be called at random on weeknights between the hours of 5.00pm and 9.00pm, and between 10.00am and 8.00pm on weekends.

"The survey gives residents a chance to tell Council what they think about a wide range of Council services that play an important part in our communities such as roads, public toilets, wheelie bins and libraries."

They'll also have the opportunity to rate the overall performance of Council, Mrs Brown said.

"I encourage people to participate in the survey if contacted, as the results play a valuable role in Council's planning for the future and let us know where we're performing well and where we need to do better."

The survey seeks to achieve a representation of residents across townships and rural areas of the Clutha District and across various age groups and gender.

The survey is expected to take around 10 minutes to complete and results are expected to be available later this year.

This is the ninth year Council has conducted a Resident Survey. Results from previous years are available on the Council website at   


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2014 Media Release/Newsletter Archive
2013 Media Release / Newsletter Archive
2012 Media Release / Newsletter Archive
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