West Coast Aquatic Facilities Strategy

West Coast Aquatic Facilities Strategy
  • Scope

    @leisure Planners has been appointed by the West Coast Council to prepare a Aquatic Strategy. The Aquatic Strategy will:

    • Assess the condition of the existing pools, and review usage, pricing and performance.
    • Analyse the likely demand for aquatic facilities and services in West Coast
    • Present options and a long-term plan for how swimming pools will ‘look’/operate in the future
    • Prepare a 1 year and a 3 year business plan for the operation of the swimming pool/s in a manner that is supported/understood by all stakeholders and within Council’s budget capabilities.

    The project report will be submitted to Council in August 2017.

    Have your say

    • Fill in an online survey
    • Make a comment on the Facebook page
    • Email your ideas and comments to:
    • Come to a community meeting to discuss your thoughts and ideas at the following locations.
      • Rosebery - Thursday 22nd of June, 6:00-8:00pm at the Hawks clubrooms
      • Queenstown - Friday 23rd of June, 6:00-8:00pm at the Council Chambers 
      • Zeehan - Saturday 24th of June, 9:00-11:00am at the Town Hall

    Public viewings will also be available at the pools.

    • Rosebery - Thursday 22nd of June, 4:00-4:30pm 
    • Queenstown - Friday 23rd of June, 10:00-10:30am 
    • Zeehan - Friday 23rd of June, 10:00-10:30am 

    Comment on the draft strategy at the end of the project.

    In addition, @leisure will be making direct telephone contact with local organisations to seek their views.

    We would like to know:

    • How, when, and what activities you use the existing pools for?
    • What is the best mix of aquatic facilities required in the long term across the Council area that can maximize usage, and provide an acceptable level of service within budget.
    • What are the strengths and weaknesses of each pool; in-terms of the facility and the service it provides for the whole community? For example: people learning to swim, families with children, teenagers and young people, people who swim or go to programs for fitness, older adults and people with a disability, and residents and workers.
    • What would encourage you to visit your local pool, or to visit it more often?
    • Any other suggestions about the development or operation of swimming pools in West Coast Council.


    More Information

    For more information on the project please contact Samantha Eley Executive Assistant on Tel. 6471 4700. 


    • A big thank you to everyone who came to the meetings and contributed their thoughts and suggestions. We appreciated your candid discussion and respect for different opinions. This has given us a great background. Thanks to Councillors and staff for joining the discussions and your hospitality.

    • A special thank you for the hand written letter we received from Queenstown resident Meshca Brown! Please click on the link above to read it. 

    • The notes from the community meetings are now available! Please click on the links below to view them.

    • Queenstown Swimming Pool Community Meeting Notes

    • Rosebery Swimming Pool Community Meeting Notes

    • Zeehan Swimming Pool Community Meeting Notes

    • The survey is now closed. A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to participate! we had over 250 responses, and we are very pleased with the feedback and overall input from the community. 

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