Aquatic activity has been an important part of our region’s identity for over 80 years. Last year, we asked for your feedback on our future aquatic needs. You told us that a new facility should be considered and gave your ideas on what you’d like to see as part of a new facility. We’ve taken your feedback on board and have been busy working on some concept designs. We’d love you to let us know what you think of these designs.
If you didn’t complete the survey last year, this is your chance to have your say and tell us if you support a new aquatic and leisure facility.
What you've told us
Community consultations have been conducted across the city and region through multiple methods. Here are the results of the consultation:
Should we make it happen?
Ready to have your say? Please go on to the following tab 'Concept Designs' to participate in the conversation.
Our starting point - essential elements
We know from extensive consultation, industry research and expert advice that there are some key elements that make aquatic & leisure facilities viable.
We will need to include these
essential operational elements and combine them with other features that will
attract people to use the facility, make the time at the centre more enjoyable;
and offer commercial components that offset operational costs.
Council considers that the following elements are a must. These aspects are not optional and need to be included to make this a successful venture for the whole community, we are calling this ZONE 1. Take a look at the design and list below that includes the essential components and note they are included in all three concept designs for consideration below.
Take a virtual tour
Take a virtual tour through one of the possible designs being considered to see what a new facility might look like.