The City of Stirling is currently working on a proposal to develop a public integrated recreation facility on the Hamersley Public Golf Course site, Karrinyup. The proposal would include aquatic and golf facilities and associated recreational and community infrastructure fitting a modern recreation venue.
This proposed facility would provide the City of Stirling and its residents a world class recreational venue. The combination of an public integrated aquatic and golf facility would be an Australian first, and provides an exciting challenge in design and long term management.
- Following the demolition of the Scarborough High School by the State Government in 2000, a commitment was made to fund an aquatic facility in the region.
- The City of Stirling in conjunction with the State Government have progressed this project to date.
- After investigation and consultation, the existing Hamersley Public Golf Course, Karrinyup site was identified as the preferred site.
- A pre-feasibility report was completed by Macroplan in February 2008, which recommended further investigation and a full feasibility study.
- Stratcorp Consulting undertook the conceptual design, operational and construction costing and possible management models in September 2008 with the study complete in August 2009.
- Consultation was undertaken with key stakeholders including the Department of Sport and Recreation and neighbouring municipalities.
- The Coastal Working Group considered the two models (25m and 50m pool) put forward by Stratcorp, both of which required considerable capital funding.
- Creating Communities were engaged to undertake the due diligence financial review (Financial Review Feasibility Study) with major findings presented via a workshop to Council Nov 2010
- A Special Electors Meeting was convened 23 February, 2011 followed by a Special Council meeting on 7 April, 2011 at which time there was strong support from Council to progress the development of the coastal pool project on the Hamersley Public Golf Course site.
- The City of Stirling formed a Coastal Aquatic Working Group to re-scope the project and find both capital and operational savings whilst ensuring the integrity of design features and services that will benefit the community
- The City of Stirling has appointed a Project Architect to work with the Coastal Aquatic Working Group to proceed with the development of the project.
- The inaugural meeting of the Coastal Aquatic Working Group was held on 22 August 2011 with subsequent meetings in November 2011 and February 2012. The group recommended that the project proceed on a staged basis
- In August 2012 the City of Stirling conducted a due diligence review of the project status and documentation was undertaken which recommended further analysis of project costs and risks
- At the council meeting in October 2012 it was resolved to continue with the development of a Coastal Aquatic Facility, approve use of funds to finalise design documentation and hold a council workshop to review/evaluate scope and costs associated with a 50m pool
- A Council workshop was held on the 24 November, 2012 with independent Architect, Quantity Surveyor and Facility Management Consultant
- The outcomes of the workshop were endorsed by Council in December, 2012 with two facility options to be presented in early 2013. (1x25m and 1x50m)
- Second council workshop held on 18 February to analyse concept design options and identify a preferred option/s for further development
- Third Council workshop to be held on 11 March, 2013 to assess additional information on concept design options, and confirm a preferred option for further development.
CAWG meeting – Direction to proceed and engage architect for concept design.
City engages Peddle Thorpe Architects (who produced the original concept design) to do the re-scope of project
Officers work with consultant to redevelop concept drawings
Presentation of re-scope concept design to CAWG with the following motion.
The Coastal Aquatic Facility Working Group receives the re-scope concept design as presented by the consultant as a basis for further refinement and request additional information and indicative cost estimates and capital and operational costs with a report for January 2012.
December 2011/January 2012
City engages Golf Course architect (Crafter and Mogford) to look at amendments to the golf course due to the impact of the Coastal Aquatic Facility.
Officers work with consultants to develop re-scope of concept as per the CAWG motion Nov 2011.
Presentation to the Coastal Aquatic Facility Working Group of a project re-scope including:
- Coastal Aquatic Facility
- Amendments to Golf Course
- Increase car park capacity
- Area Schedule
- Indicative Capital Cost Estimates
- Project Operating Income & Expenditure
Presentation to Councillors on 14 May 2012 in regard to the Coastal Aquatic Facility and Hamersley Redevelopment.
Due Diligence Review undertaken including a Project Cost analysis and recommendations to refine project cost and reduce project risk.
Council Resolution to continue with development of Coastal Aquatic Facility to approve use of funds to finalise concepts and designs and to hold a workshop.
The City of Stirling engages Donovan Payne Architect and Coffey to review and evaluate the scope and the cost associated with the construction of the 50m Coastal Aquatic Facility and information presented to a Counil Workshop.
Council endorsement of the outcomes of the November workshop to prepare two provisional concept options including 8 lane x 50m and 10 lane x 25m pools
Concept options presented to a Council workshop by the consultancy team with two preferred options to be revised and presented to a third council workshop.
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