Enhancing Balclutha's Centennial Pool

Council will work to enhance the Balclutha Centennial Pool and its surrounds.

Council has invested significantly in the Balclutha Centennial Pool over the last 10 years. The next stage is to look at opportunities to enhance the pool, increase usage and improve customer satisfaction.

This will be a council-led project as the assets are owned by council, it’s a council service and the pool is a significant ongoing cost to council.

The project’s scope will include looking at:

  • Access to an outdoor area including a BBQ, picnic tables and seating.
  • A café, snack shop or coffee cart could be considered.
  • A playground (possibly indoors) with an in-ground trampoline and swing set etc.
  • A water slide of some description, location to be determined.
  • Toilets in the family changing rooms would be an improvement.
  • Opportunity to enhance service aspects by  increasing the opening hours of the pool at weekends, having specific school holiday programmes, more inflatable toys and increase the use of existing ‘fun aspects’, e.g.: the mushroom fountain.
  • Increasing the temperature of the pools to cater for smaller children.
  • Complimentary activities in terms of a bike park, a fitness trail and a dog park could be considered.

Next Steps:

The 2016/17 operating budget for the Balclutha Centennial Pool was $805,000.  Approximately $12,000 has been included in the 2017/18 budget for additional consumables such as toys and tog dryers.


We expect these “easy wins” to be completed in the next 3 to 6 months, with larger projects taking longer and requiring specific project plans and budgets.

Page reviewed: 03 Aug 2017 11:30am