Southern View: May 28, 2019


8 Tuesday May 28 2019

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Fence removal pleases





Fire rages, homes at risk

• By Louis Day

THE FENCE at the bottom

of Balmoral Hill has been


The fence, which was put there

following the February 22, 2011,

earthquake, was removed on

Tuesday after the city council

found it was no longer needed.

Over the last

18 months the

city council

has been


a review and

clean-up of the



fences remaining

around the city


“There was a delay in

removing the fence as there

was a redundant drain that

had to be made safe. As this

has happened, and other

maintenance was undertaken

(trimming of vegetation), the

fence has been removed,’’ said

city council delivery transport

and planning manager Lynette


Redcliffs Residents Association

chairwoman Christine

Toner was delighted to see the

fence removed.

“It is just fantastic, we are just

absolutely thrilled about it,” she


MAKEOVER: Contractors have removed the fence at the

bottom of Balmoral Hill.


Community Board member

Darrell Latham thought the

removal of the fence would

enhance the entrance into the


“This is a such stunning


with beautiful cliffs

and coastal areas through which

thousands of people transit

daily. The removal of the fence

and the trimming of the

vegetation is really positive

and it is another box ticked

in the return to normality for

residents on this side of town,”

he said.

ACTION: The design for the $22 million pool and community

facility on the corner of Smith St and Linwood Ave has been

approved. ​

Linwood Pool design signed off

• By Matt Slaughter

A CONCEPT design for the

new $22 million Linwood Pool

complex has been approved.

The site is set to open in late

2021. The facility, which was

signed off by the Linwood-

Central-Heathcote Community

Board, will be built on the

corner of Smith St and Linwood

Ave. It will include a 25m lane

pool, deep-water pool with an

area for jumping off, family spa

pool, learn to swim pool, toddler

pool and a water deck.

There will also be an outdoor

community space with a

gathering area, picnic tables,

tennis and multi-use courts,

cycle stands and car parks.

The facility will be integrated

with Linwood Park and

offer a range of indoor and

outdoor recreational activities.

Community meeting rooms and

a kitchen will also be included in

the design.

Linwood Ward city

councillor Yani Johanson

said conversations about the


of building a

facility like this

in Linwood had

been happening

for about 20


It would be a

great asset for

the community

once it was



constructed, Cr Johanson said.

“It does point to a really

significant investment into a

community that certainly has

been overdue for it.”

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