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 University of Adelaide was seeking to develop a range of sporting facilities on its North Terrace campus, for use by its students, staff, campus partners and broader community. Students had expressed a desire to have a swimming pool, along with gym facilities and sports courts on campus. This offering would complement the current sports fields located in the Parklands to the north of the campus.
With continued emphasis being placed on student on-campus experience, the provision of such facilities were becoming more important to the University’s value proposition to attracting students both domestically and internationally. Notwithstanding the importance of student experience, the University was also seeking to ensure that such facilities operate at cost neutral for the organisation.
The first phase of the study was Exploration and Market Analysis to recommend:
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
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 East Fremantle, it established a strategic plan to guide future investment and management of recreation and community assets. It identified existing facilities, their use and functionality and recommended strategies to meet projected future population and demographic changes in the Town.Services: Community, Facilities, Planning, Sport