Oa­sis up­grade on coun­cil agenda

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

THE City of Bel­mont will con­sider a mo­tion tonight to “im­me­di­ately bring for­ward fund­ing” to re­de­velop or re­fur­bish the Oa­sis Leisure Cen­tre.

The mo­tion was pre­pared by Cr Pa­trick Gard­ner be­cause he said the fa­cil­ity was “in­ad­e­quate for the com­mu­nity’s cur­rent needs and is rapidly fall­ing be­hind the com­mu­nity’s ex­pec­ta­tions”.

It reads: “That coun­cil im­me­di­ately bring for­ward fund­ing to plan for the re­de­vel­op­ment or sig­nif­i­cant re­fur­bish­ment of the com­mu­nity leisure cen­tre (cur­rently the Bel­mont Oa­sis)”.

“The cur­rent long-term fi- nan­cial plans for the com­mu­nity leisure cen­tre should also be brought for­ward fol­low­ing the com­mence­ment of this plan­ning phase.”

A coun­cil re­port said con­sul­ta­tion re­lat­ing to the Bel­mont Oa­sis Leisure Cen­tre master­plan had started with an in­ter­nal staff briefing this month.

“Fur­ther con­sul­ta­tion with stake­hold­ers and the wider com­mu­nity will be sched­uled to take place over the next few months,” it said.

The ‘Bel­mont Oa­sis Master Plan’ will re­sult in three con­cept de­signs that cap­ture the out­comes and pri­or­i­ties.

The ob­jec­tives of the project are to:

As­sist the City and other providers to bet­ter un­der­stand the cur­rent and fu­ture com­mu­nity needs for aquatic and leisure fa­cil­i­ties;

Pro­vide the City and other providers with sound base­line in­for­ma­tion about the con­di­tion and avail­abil­ity of the ex­ist­ing in­fra­struc­ture and ser­vices;

As­sist the City in un­der­stand­ing the cost im­pli­ca­tions of a re­fur­bished fa­cil­ity; and

As­sist the City in un­der­stand­ing the var­i­ous man­age­ment mod­els that can be con­sid­ered.

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