How will cost overruns on the project be avoided?
Undertaking a major renovation and upgrade project such as the recommended option for the pool requires several strategies to keep the work within the planned budget. There are appropriate contingencies for unforeseen circumstances and inflationary factors built into the $11.3 million construction estimate provided by the architects, which created the concept design. The architects involved have extensive experience in developing budgets for projects of this nature, and detailed designs would be completed prior to construction to confirm the estimated costs.
The exact final construction cost will not be known until tender bids from construction companies are received. Of course, it is hoped that the bids will come in lower than the estimated budget.

The expected cost of $40 per $100,000 of assessed value may also be significantly offset by grants from the provincial and federal governments and support from corporate sponsors.

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1. What are the proposed renovations and upgrades to the pool?
2. Why are these upgrades proposed?
3. What benefits are provided by the proposed upgrades?
4. What is the cost of the proposed upgrades?
5. What is the effect on property taxes?
6. Can the current main pool tank just be repaired rather than replaced?
7. Were other options for changes to the pool considered?
8. Will the pool be closed for a long time?
9. When would the project happen?
10. Will there be further public input into design?
11. Will there be an increase in operating cost after the proposed upgrades?
12. How will the project be paid for?
13. What is the area effected by the tax increase?
14. What is the cost of sub-regional recreation taxes now?
15. When is the referendum?
16. What will the referendum question be?
17. Who will be eligible to vote?
18. What happens if the referendum fails?
19. Where can I get more information?
20. Is there grant funding available from the provincial and federal governments for the project?
21. Will the new pools have improved water quality?
22. Are the City and CRD promoting the project?
23. How will cost overruns on the project be avoided?