Community feedback invited on Rosebud Aquatic Centre Business Case

Published on 14 December 2017

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Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has reaffirmed its delivery of a municipal aquatic facility at Besgrove Street in Rosebud.

At the Council meeting on Tuesday 12 December, Council received the Rosebud Aquatic Centre Business Case based on three concept plans that include options for a 25-metre indoor pool, a 50-metre indoor pool and a 50-metre outdoor pool and associated health, fitness and wellbeing facilities.

At the meeting Council also received the community feedback on the concept plans from the consultation that took place earlier this year.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Bryan Payne thanked the community members who have already provided their thoughts on the three concept plans.

“This business case is a key step in the project planning phase for the Rosebud Aquatic Centre, presenting Council and the community with a detailed analysis of the project.

“We are inviting the community to consider and provide feedback on the business case and the summary of the key findings.

“The community will now have improved capacity to make an informed comment on the financial costs, investment and concepts of the project now that the business case is available,” said Councillor Payne.

The detailed business case explores opportunities to reduce annual operating costs of the facility by inclusion of a gymnasium or other high yielding program spaces, opportunities for renewable energy and details Council’s preliminary project funding options.

“We understand this project will benefit many people in the community and to progress the delivery of the aquatic facility, Council will now begin detailed design development for the 25-metre indoor and the 50-metre indoor pool options.

“Completion of the project design phase will enhance Council’s capacity to attract state and federal government grants, and give more certainty to project financing and estimates of project cost,” said Councillor Payne.

Council will continue to work with the community at key stages of the design development.

A further report will be presented to Council for its consideration of community feedback on the size of the 25-metre pool and 50-metre pool, or other functional components following a two-month exhibition period of the business case.

The community can have their say from Wednesday 20 December 2017 to Wednesday 28 February 2018 by heading to mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay. Alternatively, you can drop in to one of the Shire offices to fill out a hard copy form.

The business case can be downloaded from: mornpen.vic.gov.au/rosebudaquatic

 

Any questions regarding the consultation can be sent to: rosebudpool@mornpen.vic.gov.au