Presentation on theme: "Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre Project summary October 2013 council meetings."— Presentation transcript:
Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre Project summary October 2013 council meetings
FLEURIEU REGIONAL AQUATIC CENTRE PROJECT The Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre is an exciting and unique opportunity for the community.
For over 30 years there have been community discussions about an aquatic centre on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Many people consider an aquatic centre a missing piece of community infrastructure. FLEURIEU REGIONAL AQUATIC CENTRE PROJECT
A joint venture between neighbouring councils The Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre project is a joint initiative of the Alexandrina Council and City of Victor Harbor. The councils have a long history of working together to secure aquatic facilities for the area. FLEURIEU REGIONAL AQUATIC CENTRE PROJECT
Community consultation The community has been central to the councils decision making. Extensive community consultation has been undertaken including: 2001 South Coast Study – New residents survey 2004 Southern Fleurieu Families Strategy – Family survey 2006 Study into social and recreational needs of older people 2006 Indoor recreation facility location options study 2008 Location and Feasibility Study for a Fleurieu Peninsula Regional Aquatic Centre 2012 Review site options 2012 Preferred site location public consultation 2013 Business case needs analysis survey 2013 Concept design public consultation
How did the current project evolve? A Memorandum of Understanding was signed to jointly investigate site, funding and construction opportunities. 2007 Councils jointly commissioned a study to explore the potential for the establishment of a Regional Aquatic Centre. 2008 An Expression of Interest process was launched for the private sector to submit build/own/operate proposals for an aquatic centre. Before the successful entity could submit a final business case, the agreement lapsed. 2009 A Working Party was formed comprising the Mayor, two Elected Members and the Chief Executive Officer from each council. 2011 FLEURIEU REGIONAL AQUATIC CENTRE PROJECT
Location of the Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre A number of potential sites for the Aquatic Centre were considered before councils decided on the Beyond Today development at Hayborough. There was extensive public consultation in the decision making process. MAP FLEURIEU REGIONAL AQUATIC CENTRE PROJECT
Concept design The Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre concept design was prepared for the initial funding application and incorporated a number of features desired by the community. FLEURIEU REGIONAL AQUATIC CENTRE PROJECT
Aquatic centre features An 8 lane, 25 metre lap swimming pool A multi-use rehabilitation, leisure and childrens pool A crèche facility A commercial kiosk Plant and equipment rooms Office accommodation Dedicated change rooms and toilet facilities First aid and lifeguard rooms Dedicated car parking, bus parking, pedestrian linkages and traffic management FLEURIEU REGIONAL AQUATIC CENTRE PROJECT
$21 million cost estimate A preliminary costing was prepared as a part of the initial Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre funding application. This costing was used to support: – The public consultation process by providing an indicative impact the project may have on council rates – The development of a business case and prudential report – Council decision making – The Development Application The $21 million figure is not the actual build cost as further value management will be undertaken to identify cost savings.
Qualifying the Capital Estimate & Value management Further research of building materials Reviewing and amending the design Further research of the impact of materials and design on operating costs Competitive tendering processes Project management options
Actual build cost Councils will not make a decision on the final build cost until all of the value management and cost saving measure processes have been completed. At this point in time, the actual project build cost is unknown.
Completed project steps Development of concept design Initial cost estimate prepared to satisfy the Federal Government funding application Comprehensive community consultation for: o site o concept Preparation of a heads of agreement to facilitate gifting of the land Needs analysis and business case Prudential report Lodgement of funding application FLEURIEU REGIONAL AQUATIC CENTRE PROJECT
Completed project steps Visual impact assessment Investigation into intersection upgrades and flood mitigation measures Development application submitted and approved (ERD pending) Preparation of an Inter-Council Agreement Quantity surveying services appointed FLEURIEU REGIONAL AQUATIC CENTRE PROJECT
The steps taken so far in the Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre project had to be undertaken regardless of the timing of any external funding. In 2012-13, approximately $130,000 ($65,000 each council) has been spent on the concept design and project preparation. FLEURIEU REGIONAL AQUATIC CENTRE PROJECT
Next steps… (subject to councils direction) Inter-Council Agreement This agreement will be presented to each council at their October meetings. It forms the project framework to govern how the two councils will work together. Architectural Services Subject to agreement from the councils, an Expression of Interest will be advertised across Australia seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced architects to undertake the detailed design of the aquatic centre. FLEURIEU REGIONAL AQUATIC CENTRE PROJECT
Next steps… (subject to councils direction) Select Tender – Architectural Design and Specification Following the Expressions of Interest stage, and subject to project funding, the councils will then undertake a select tender from a list of shortlisted companies for the detailed design and specification of the aquatic centre. Evaluation of Design Proposal Following appointment of the project architect, the councils intend to convene a Community Reference Group inviting community members experienced in aquatic programs to evaluate the design proposals. FLEURIEU REGIONAL AQUATIC CENTRE PROJECT
Timeline STAGEYear 1Year 2Year 3 Detailed design & project planning Construction Commence operations FLEURIEU REGIONAL AQUATIC CENTRE PROJECT Once the project funding is confirmed, it will take approximately 2.5 years to undertake detailed design, project planning, value management (cost saving measures) and construction.
Key council decisions to date Scoping begins Future council decisions… Various studies undertaken 2001- 2013 Preferred site public consultation May and Sept 2012 Concept design public consultation March 2013 Project Working Party formed Nov 2011 Heads of Agreement and Option Agreement for the gifting of the land endorsed Feb 2013 Submission of Funding Application April 2013 FLEURIEU REGIONAL AQUATIC CENTRE PROJECT
Future council decision points Inter-Council Agreement National Expression of Interest for architects Appoint architect Approve design / project budget Appoint construction company Project budget / funding, options include: – Proceed – Proceed with a reduced scope – Delay project (park project and seek other funding sources) – Abandon FLEURIEU REGIONAL AQUATIC CENTRE PROJECT
Keep up-to-date with the project Regular project updates will be made available at your local council office and at: www.alexandrina.sa.gov.au www.victor.sa.gov.au FLEURIEU REGIONAL AQUATIC CENTRE PROJECT