Denise Spencer Swimming Pool was constructed in the 1960’s and is reaching the end of its “useful asset life”. The pool is 50 metres in length and consists of eight lanes. In 2011 the pool was heated and covered with an arched roof structure and enclosed with plastic blinds. Denise Spencer Swimming Pool is the only 50 metre pool in the Maranoa Regional Council area.
Council has commissioned this feasibility study, cost analysis and business case to determine how to best deliver an aquatic centre facility in Roma into the future. All options are to be considered, to ensure the continued availability of a pool complex that meets the current and future needs of the Roma community.
The study has three distinct themes being:
Theme 1 - Major refurbishment of the existing 50 metre swimming pool, learn to swim pool and amenities with a focus on meeting Queensland Health Water Quality Guidelines and Royal Life Saving Queensland Guidelines. Costings to be provided including upfront construction and/or refurbishment costs and ongoing maintenance and operating costs.
Theme 2 – Construction of a new 50 metre swimming pool and learn to swim pool at the current Spencer Street site. Costings to be provided including upfront construction and/or refurbishment costs and ongoing maintenance and operating costs.
Theme 3 – Construction of a new swimming pool complex including a 50 metre swimming pool, learn to swim pool and zero depth play park, and provision of all necessary filtration systems and amenities at a new greenfield site. Costings to be provided including upfront construction and/or refurbishment costs and ongoing maintenance and operating costs.
The current Denise Spencer pool complex comprises:
The Shire of Broome commissioned SGL to conduct a business review of its Recreation Aquatic Centre. The review included an assessment of its existing programs and bookings, a financial analysis and a review of its operational policies and practices.
The Business Review identified a range of practices which could be made more efficient and effective, resulting in significant cost savings. Potential cost savings in excess of $100,000 were identified.Services: Evaluation, Facilities, Planning
SGL prepared a feasibility study for an indoor recreation and aquatic centre for the City of Mount Gambier in 2007.
The scope of this study was to update SGL’s 2007 report titled “City of Mount Gambier Indoor Recreation Centre Feasibility Study” to reflect 2018 financials (costs and income), location, potential configuration and any changes to facility design and operation that have altered over the past 10 years.Services: Evaluation, Planning, Sport
The study reviewed existing services offered by Five Dock Leisure Centre (FDLC) and the capacity for growth of existing and new programs into the future. It analysed projected population growth and the opportunities this growth would create and how FDLC could cater for these demands with expanded facilities.
The study conducted a high level assessment of potential scenarios including:
Prepared for the Town of Gawler, the aim of the review was to develop a sustainable community driven model for the operational management of Karbeethan Reserve. This involved a desktop analysis of ‘Best Practice’ community driven management models within South Australia and Australia. Additionally, face to face Consultation sessions for feedback, with opportunity to provide written feedback. Finally, a Preferred Model’ and Implementation Plan was decided upon.Services: Evaluation, Planning, Sport