In 2016 the City of Victoria approved funding for a Feasibility Study to investigate the community need for aquatics and related services. The study would recommend how to move forward.
HCMA Architecture + Design an Environment Recreation Consultants (PERC) were hired.
in 2016 over 1,200 people, 79% of them residents of Victoria, participated in a series of engagements through social media, an online survey, events, summer camp activities, school activities, stakeholder interviews and focus groups.
|Retrofit||$40M||operating cost 10% less||no service for 1-2 years|
no room for future needs
|Renovate and expand||$56M||operating cost 10% less||no service for 1-2 years|
|Build a new facility||$68M||operating cost 10% less|
addresses future needs
On February 16, 2017 Council passed a motion that directed staff to develop an implementation plan of a new facility. This option included a new 50 meter pool designed to meet both current and future needs. This decision has been retracted and we are now back at square one.