Following the Detailing the Design engagement, we took your feedback and made changes to the draft detailed design. We will be coming back to share how your input has led us to the final detailed design. We would also like to thank you for your feedback over the last three years of engagement.
Public engagement for the design of the Lewis Farms Facility and Park is complete.
Each phase of engagement was planned so your feedback directly informed updates to the design. At the same time, we shared how your involvement shaped the evolution of the design. Open communication and transparency are important and we have highlighted the decisions as they are made as well as the rationale for those decisions. The outcomes of each engagement have been instrumental in identifying your needs and have shaped the design of the facility and park.
Learn more about the Lewis Farms Facility and Park engagement approach through the What We Heard and What You Said reports.
Based on the final schematic design produced from the Setting the Direction phase, City Council approved funding to complete the detailed design. During the Detailing the Design engagement we asked for your input on the draft detailed design. We asked you about the inclusive wet and dry change rooms, inclusive washrooms, aquatic centre, indoor playground, and bouldering wall. Your feedback was used to make changes to the draft detailed design.
Following Exploring Options, the facility and site concepts were refined to form a draft schematic design for the facility and the overall site. We shared the draft schematic designs in the Setting the Direction consultation. You were asked about your satisfaction with the design and whether you felt the design meets the needs of the community. You were also asked about your preference between a 53m pool and green space. Your feedback was used to finalize the schematic design for the facility and park.
Your next opportunity to get involved was during the Exploring Options engagement in early 2016, focusing on a review of the concept design options. During this engagement, we showed some concept options and we asked you to identify what you liked, didn't like, and if you had any suggested changes. We also asked about the potential addition of a 7.5m & 10m dive platform; enhancement of the 25m pool to a 53m pool; and the potential inclusion of universal change rooms. The information collected in this phase was used to create a draft schematic design.
Your first opportunity to participate was during the Sharing Ideas engagement session. We focused on hearing directly from you about the types of activities you would like to do in the facility; your thoughts on the importance of these activities; and your vision for the facility and park. The information collected in this phase was used to create some concept design options.