Client: Maranoa regional CouncilServices: Facilities, Planning
Consultants: Phillip Gray, David Green, Nathan Gray
Location: 4455, Australia
Completion: December 1, 2019
Partners & Stakeholders:
Rider Levett Bucknall
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 final report will addressed each of the three key themes detailed, plus the following outcomes:
The feasibility study and business case involved four phases and a series of tasks:
Phase 1: Project Inception
Project Inception Meeting
Phase 2: Demand Analysis
Aquatic Facility Trends
Gap Analysis Report
Phase 3: Site Analysis
Siting Options Paper
Phase 4: Business Case
Concept Plan and Cost Estimates
Draft Business Case
Stakeholder and Community Consultation