Creating a New Aquatic and Leisure Centre for Kingston

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Kingston Council is excited to be planning a new, high quality aquatic and leisure centre to meet the current and future needs of our growing community.

As part of setting a strong foundation for the planning of the new centre, we are currently undertaking consultation on step one - the draft Aquatics Facility Plan. We'd like to know what you think and are seeking your input to help guide the future direction of Kingston's aquatic facilities.

The project is a major investment for Kingston and will follow a thorough process to ensure a great outcome for the community. Regular community consultation will take place along the journey.


The draft Aquatics Facility Plan

To develop the draft Aquatics Facility Plan we have been investigating:

  • The performance of our existing facilities (Waves and Don Tatnell) over time
  • Benchmarking other facilities in Victoria and across Australia
  • Interviewing other facilities that have been recently redeveloped to determine key learnings from other projects
  • Reviewing demographic forecasts for Kingston to determine future community needs
  • Research into current industry trends in the provision of aquatic and leisure services and facilities
  • Analysing results from pervious member and resident surveys.

The plan focusses on how Kingston's aquatic facilities can change to better support the shifting demands of our community.

Principles
A set of principles have been developed to guide Council’s planning, focusing on equitable access and maximising functionality:


Two-facility model
The draft Aquatics Facility Plan proposes that Council retains a two-facility model incorporating:

  • A ‘Regional’ level facility to the north that provides for the greater population needs of Kingston
  • A ‘District’ level facility to the central/south that extends the provision of aquatic and leisure facilities to a broader population.

To focus efforts, it is recommended that Council:

1. Commissions the development of a new ‘district’ level central/south facility in Kingston in the short-term

2. Redevelops Waves or a future site (to be determined) as a ‘regional’ level facility to the north as a medium-to-long term action.

You can download and review the draft Aquatic Facility Plan here or via the Document Library on the right-hand side of this page.


Attend a webinar

Hear more about the draft Aquatics Facility Plan and have your questions answered at one of our live webinars:

Date: Thursday 27 August
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Register here

Date: Friday 28 August
Time: 12pm – 1pm
Register here

Missed the webinars? You can view the presentation in the Document Library to the right, as well as the most commonly asked questions.


Have your say

Have we got it right? We are interested in your feedback on the draft Aquatic Facility Plan.

You can share your views by:

  • Taking part in our online survey via the link below
  • Make a further submission by emailing info@kingston.vic.gov.au, mailing PO Box 1000 Mentone or calling 1300 653 356




Kingston Council is excited to be planning a new, high quality aquatic and leisure centre to meet the current and future needs of our growing community.

As part of setting a strong foundation for the planning of the new centre, we are currently undertaking consultation on step one - the draft Aquatics Facility Plan. We'd like to know what you think and are seeking your input to help guide the future direction of Kingston's aquatic facilities.

The project is a major investment for Kingston and will follow a thorough process to ensure a great outcome for the community. Regular community consultation will take place along the journey.


The draft Aquatics Facility Plan

To develop the draft Aquatics Facility Plan we have been investigating:

  • The performance of our existing facilities (Waves and Don Tatnell) over time
  • Benchmarking other facilities in Victoria and across Australia
  • Interviewing other facilities that have been recently redeveloped to determine key learnings from other projects
  • Reviewing demographic forecasts for Kingston to determine future community needs
  • Research into current industry trends in the provision of aquatic and leisure services and facilities
  • Analysing results from pervious member and resident surveys.

The plan focusses on how Kingston's aquatic facilities can change to better support the shifting demands of our community.

Principles
A set of principles have been developed to guide Council’s planning, focusing on equitable access and maximising functionality:


Two-facility model
The draft Aquatics Facility Plan proposes that Council retains a two-facility model incorporating:

  • A ‘Regional’ level facility to the north that provides for the greater population needs of Kingston
  • A ‘District’ level facility to the central/south that extends the provision of aquatic and leisure facilities to a broader population.

To focus efforts, it is recommended that Council:

1. Commissions the development of a new ‘district’ level central/south facility in Kingston in the short-term

2. Redevelops Waves or a future site (to be determined) as a ‘regional’ level facility to the north as a medium-to-long term action.

You can download and review the draft Aquatic Facility Plan here or via the Document Library on the right-hand side of this page.


Attend a webinar

Hear more about the draft Aquatics Facility Plan and have your questions answered at one of our live webinars:

Date: Thursday 27 August
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Register here

Date: Friday 28 August
Time: 12pm – 1pm
Register here

Missed the webinars? You can view the presentation in the Document Library to the right, as well as the most commonly asked questions.


Have your say

Have we got it right? We are interested in your feedback on the draft Aquatic Facility Plan.

You can share your views by:

  • Taking part in our online survey via the link below
  • Make a further submission by emailing info@kingston.vic.gov.au, mailing PO Box 1000 Mentone or calling 1300 653 356




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