Derry City Council look set to allocate more than £12million for an overhaul of Templemore Sports Complex.
Proposals, agreed by councillors this week, will go before Derry City Council to allocate a total of £12.4million to the Complex when it strikes its annual rate in mid February.
If given the green light the money will go towards a major overhaul of the leisure centre, which it is understood, will cost around £30million in total.
Earlier this week the ‘Journal’ reported how a Derry dad was so outraged about conditions at the 40 year old Complex that he had taken his fight for improvement online.
Hundreds of comments and messages of support have been posted on Dan Bryce’s “Templemore Sports Complex an insult to our children” Facebook page over the last week.
Sinn Fein councillor Elisha McCallion says an overhaul is long overdue. She welcomed Derry City Council’s multi million commitment to improve facilities.
Cllr McCallion also welcomed assurances from the council that all necessary short term repairs would be carried out in the coming weeks.
“There are proposals within the current rates estimate that would see £12.4 million allocated to the total redevelopment of the Complex.
“I very much welcome the planned redevelopment and agree with the concerns that have been raised publicly over recent days. There is no point hiding away from these issues,” she said.
She said the Complex must be “brought up to standard as soon as possible.”