I attended a meeting of the Olympia Project Board today. This meeting looks at progress towards the building of the new swimming pool and car park at East Whale Lane. The meeting heard about progress and noted that as has been reported in the press there is a delay in the process and the pool might not open until 2013. We also heard about Community Benefit issues. This looks at the number of local contractors, local labour and wider community activity. This is crucially important. There is a major amount of money being invested by the council in the new pool it is only right that the council tries to maximise the return for the people of Dundee with this investment.
There was also a site visit, it is clear that progress is being made and I think that the new pool will be a great facility for the city. I am pleased to see progress on this Labour Party election promise.
The pictures show the pool hall and also a picture of the roof of the pool hall which gives some idea of the size of the pools.