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Shine A Light: Lautoka Swimming Pool Mess

Two terminated contractors of the Lautoka swimming pool project have taken legal action against the Lautoka City Council.
31 Oct 2020 12:14
Shine A Light: Lautoka Swimming Pool Mess
An aerial view of the unfinished construction of the Lautoka swimming pool at the Botanical Garden, Lautoka, taken on October 27, 2020.

Work at the site is currently on hold, with only three Lautoka City Council workers maintaining the pool.

It started as a $2m recreational pool project in 2015.

In 2017, stakeholders suggested that instead a competition pool should be built – thus the cost increased to $7.8m.

By the end of the same year, with a revised scope including International Swimming Federation (FINA) standard specifications – the cost had further escalated to $12.6m.

The result – a fenced off area with an incomplete pool. It is maintained and chlorinated regularly by three Lautoka City Council workers….to read the full story, subscribe to the Fiji Sun E-Edition.

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Edited by Rosi Doviverata

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  • Shine A Light is the Fiji Sun Investigative Project


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