This consultation closed on 29 November 2019. Thank you for having your say.
We received 1289 completed surveys and 1389 sticker dot votes at our face-to-face events.
We also received written submissions, feedback from social media
postcards, mana whenua hui and stakeholder meetings, and via email.
The majority of people who sent in feedback were of Asian descent (51 per cent), followed by Europeans (48 per cent), Pacifika (7 per cent), Māori (6 per cent), and Middle Eastern/Latin American/Africa (1 per cent).
Key feedback themes
Aquatic services and activities
Popular activities included:
- leisure swimming
- lane swimming
- learning to swim.
Leisure services and activities
People were keen to see:
- exercise machines
- group fitness classes (yoga, pilates and tai chi).
Indoor sports and activities
The most popular indoor sports included:
- table tennis.
The following services were most popular:
- physiotherapy/ rehabilitation.
Changes made as a result of feedback
The findings of the community engagement fed into the service requirements for the new facility.
Three overarching principles will inform the design of the new facility:
- Sustainability – both environmental and financial
- Future flexibility
The service and facility requirements for the new facility are:
Howick Local Board strongly supports a 50-metre length lap pool and two-metre-deep water.
These will cost significantly more than the $48 million allocated budget and will require asking the Governing Body for additional funding.
What happens next
The next steps and timeframes are subject to delays identified in the Emergency Budget 2020-2021.
To progress this project, we will need to:
- update the Barry Curtis Park Masterplan to show the aquatic and leisure centre location
- put together a design team
- write a detailed business case including options for a 25m length lap pool and 50m length lap pool
- apply to the Governing Body for additional funding.
Download a copy of the key findings report