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The Indoor Community Sports Centre at Cobham Park

Posted by Rapids Volleyball on Friday, June 27, 2008

Report from Sport Wellingotn Region

Proposed land for the Indoor Community Sports Centre at Cobham ParkAt a Wellington City Council meeting today ( Friday 27th June, 2008 ) the council confirmed last years decision to support a 12 court Indoor Community Sports Centre at Cobham Park by 13 votes to 1.
It was with considerable concern and huge disappointment that the Wellington City sporting community greeted the news last week that some members of Council wished to re-open debate around the 12 court Indoor Community Sports Centre at Cobham Park.
To use a sporting analogy, this potential flip flop was most unwelcome.
The sporting community has been working collaboratively with the Council since late 1999 to bring this project to fruition.
Ross Graham, Chairman of Sport Wellington Region, said at the council meeting “As one of those involved in developing the concept from the beginning, I want to make it very clear that 12 courts is a bare minimum. Original scoping studies funded by the Council early this decade planned for 18 courts. Twelve was eventually agreed, in acknowledgement of the funding issues associated with 18 courts. Numerous potential sites were considered over the years, including the Waterfront. The Waterfront option was rejected on the basis of being able to cater for only eight courts, as well as costs associated with the land purchase and construction. It is not a viable option.”
Work towards the resource consent process will now continue with construction likely to start later this year.


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