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30 September 2013

27 September - Scarborough Paddling Pool

27 September 2013 Update

Committee recommends to replace Scarborough Pool

The Council’s Community Recreation and Culture Committee yesterday received a verbal update from staff about the Scarborough Paddling Pool and has requested that an urgent report go to Council next week on indicative costs and timeframes to replace it.

The Council agreed in March this year to demolish the paddling pool, which was damaged beyond repair, and return the area to grassed lawn while the long term future of the site is considered. The demolition took place in July 2013. Council staff recently engaged the community via the local Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board over the future of the paddling pool and recommendations arising from this process were discussed with the Committee.

The committee requested that a report on this issue brought to Council next week with information on how the rebuild of Scarborough Paddling Pool can be funded with indicative costs and timeframes in support of the community recommendations. The committee notes this is a priority project and is committed to seeing it completed as soon as possible. This is consistent with Council’s resolution in response to submissions to the Three Year Plan that requested staff look at how it could be rebuilt for this summer.

Committee Chair Councillor Yani Johanson says the committee is excited about the ideas that have come forward in regards to potential replacement.

“Paddling pools are well used places in our city that are much loved and sorely missed. They provide a fantastic place for young families to have fun and enjoy the outdoors. Among the exciting concepts for the future of the Scarborough Paddling pool is combining the traditional with the new by incorporating a modern splash pad.”

Community, Recreational and Cultural Committee (CRACC) and its function

Updates on facilities rebuild meetings

2 July

Link

Agenda items for 2 July meeting

  • Sumner Library & Community Centre p13, 36
  • Scarborough Jet Boat Building p4, 29, 39
  • Scarborough Life Boat Building p30, 39
  • Scarborough Paddling Pool p5, 28, 40
  • Sumner Surf Club Toilets p31, 39
  • Scarborough Park Toilets p65
  • Transitional Arts Projects (Container Art, Art seat, Pop-up series) p98

27 June 2013 Update

Link

Agenda items for 27 June meeting

  • Sumner Library & Community Centre p4, 26
  • Scarborough Jet Boat Building p4, 41
  • Scarborough Life Boat Building p42
  • Scarborough Paddling Pool p5, 40
  • Sumner Surf Club Toilets p43

20 June 2013 Update

This is an update on the pending demolition of the earthquake-damaged Scarborough Paddling Pool. It is due to begin later this month/early next month and is expected to take three weeks to complete.

On 28 March, the Council agreed to demolish the paddling pool, which is damaged beyond repair, and return the area to grassed lawn while its long term future is considered.

To reiterate, the report recommended the demolition of the paddling pool for the following reasons:

  • The damage to the pool is irreparable. There is damage to the block walls, the pool tank and the block work in the associated buildings is cracked and the concrete around the pool has slumped. In its present state it is a health and safety hazard.
  • The fenced site is being regularly accessed by taggers and, as a result, has become unsightly.
  • The site is currently unattractive and detracts from the picturesque nature of the area.

For safety reasons, the site will remain fenced off while the demolition is being carried out. Signage indicating that the paddling pool is being demolished will be erected before the work begins.

Long term solutions for the site are being investigated as part of the Council’s Facilities Rebuild Plan programme. In recognition of its significance to the community, it was last year identified as one of the Council’s top 30 projects for funding, further investigations and, where possible, repair.

Council staff are currently working on a number of options regarding the future of the site. These will be discussed with the Hagley/ Ferrymead Community Board before any proposal is taken to the Community, Recreation and Culture Committee.

We will keep you informed. John Filsell, Unit Manager, Recreation and Sport

4 June 2013 Update

Link

Agenda items for 4 June meeting

  • Sumner Library & Community Centre p5, 17
  • Scarborough Jet Boat Building p5, 32
  • Scarborough Life Boat Building p33
  • Scarborough Paddling Pool p6, 31
  • Sumner Surf Club Toilets p34

30 May 2013 Update

Facilities Rebuild Plan Programme Community Forums

Christchurch City Council’s Facilities Rebuild Project team will hold a series of community forums during June and July to help inform residents about progress with the repair and rebuild of Council facilities across the city and Banks Peninsula.

Residents are invited to attend the forums, which will include a 20 to 25 minute presentation, followed by a 50-minute open question and answer session.

As well as an opportunity for residents to clarify progress on local facilities, the forums will also help the Facilities Rebuild team to identify the best ways of keeping residents up-to-date with developments in the programme.

Depending on feedback received from the first forums, the format of future sessions may be adapted. It is anticipated these forums will be held quarterly.

Four forums will be held across Christchurch and two in Banks Peninsula, beginning in mid-June.

The venues and times for the forums are:

         
Wednesday 19 June 6–7.30pm: Woolston Club, 43 Hargood Street East
Wednesday 26 June 6–7.30pm:

St Marks Church Auditorium,

150 Withells Road, Avonhead

West
Thursday 27 June 6–7.30pm: Cashmere Club, 50 Colombo St Somerfield South
Wednesday 3 July 6–7.30pm:

Parklands Baptist Church,

180 Queenspark Drive

North
Wednesday 10 July 2.30–4pm: Akaroa Sports Complex, Rue Jolie Akaroa Basin/Wairewa
Wednesday 10 July 6–7.15pm: Lyttelton Club, 23 Dublin Street Lyttelton Basin

We recognise the importance of engaging with our community and that there is a high level of interest in what is happening with Council-owned facilities.

Please feel free to share this information with your networks.

Michael Aitken, General Manager, Community Services, CCC

2 May 2013 Update

Link

  • Sumner Community Centre workshop p7
  • Sumner Community Centre & Library update p14
  • Scarborough Paddling Pool p25
  • Scarborough Jet Boat Building p26
  • Scarborough Life Boat Building p27
  • Sumner Surf Club Toilets p27-28

2 April 2013 Update

Link

  • Sumner Community Centre workshop  p8
  • Sumner Community Centre & Library update p15
  • Scarborough Paddling Pool p29
  • Scarborough Jet Boat Building p30
  • Scarborough Life Boat Building p30-31
  • Sumner Surf Club Toilets p31

1 March 2013 Update

Agenda for Community, Recreation and Culture Committee 5 March meeting

Link

  • Beach Cafe p7
  • Sumner Library / Hub p8
  • Sumner Library/Museum/Hub p13
  • Sumner Jet Boat Building p24
  • Scarborough Paddling Pool p24
  • Scarborough Life Boat Building p25
  • Sumner Surf club toilets p25
  • Scarborough Paddling Pool p197-198

Scarborough Pool

This is to advise that a recommendation will be made to next week’s Community Recreation and Culture Committee that Scarborough Paddling Pool should be demolished and the area returned to grassed lawn while its long term future is considered.

Staff are recommending the paddling pool, which is damaged beyond repair, should be demolished while investigations continue into long term solutions for the site under the Council’s Facilities Rebuild Plan programme.

The report recommends the demolition of the paddling pool for the following reasons:

  • The damage to the pool is irreparable.  There is damage to the block walls, the pool tank and block work in the associated buildings is cracked and the concrete around the pool has slumped. In its present state it is a health and safety hazard.
  • The fenced site is being accessed regularly by taggers, which has led to it becoming unsightly.
  • The site is currently unattractive and detracts from the picturesque nature of the area.
  • The long term future of the site should be considered in the context of other priorities for the area. This will be done as part of the Facilities Rebuild programme.

We are aware of the significance of this facility to the community. In recognition of this, it was last year identified as one of the Council’s priority 30 projects for funding, further investigations and, where possible, repairs as part of its Facilities Rebuild programme.

In considering the next steps staff will liaise closely with the local Community Board before bringing any proposals to Council.

A copy of the agenda for the Tuesday 5 March CRaC meeting is now online at http://www.ccc.govt.nz/thecouncil/meetingsminutes/agendas/2013/March/index.aspx

28 Feb 2013 Update

Christchurch City Council has approved the demolition of the toilet block which is joined to the Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club.

The toilet block is one of the Council’s 30 projects that in last September last year were prioritised for funding, further investigations and, where possible, repairs.

Council staff recommended to the Community Recreation and Culture Committee meeting on 5 February that the toilet block should be demolished due to the building’s dangerous state which is likely to worsen once the adjoining surf club is demolished. The CRAC committee subsequently recommended to the full Council that the toilet should be demolished.

It is expected that the toilet block will be demolished at the same time as the main surf club building. A timeframe for the demolition is still to be confirmed.

Both the surf club and the toilet were significantly damaged in the 22 February 2011 earthquake. Part of the surf club has already been demolished and the Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club has signalled its intention to demolish the remainder of the building.

The Council will work with the surf club in a partnership agreement to replace the surf club and the toilet block on the existing site. The surf club has already developed preliminary designs for both buildings.

To see a copy of the report that went to the Council meeting visit: http://resources.ccc.govt.nz/files/TheCouncil/meetingsminutes/agendas/2013/February/Council28th/Seven.pdf

12 Dec 2012 Update

CRACC meeting minutes dated 7 Dec 2012 Summary:-

Scarborough paddling pool

Update - Paddling Pool and associated buildings badly damaged and unusable. OPUS have provided a repair strategy for the pool tank. No damage assessment or repair strategy has been proposed for the associated structures. The loss adjusters agree that the pool tank is uneconomical to repair. Further investigation required on replacement costs of the associated structures.

Next step - High level cost estimates have been commissioned for repair of the pool and repair/replacement of the associated buildings. Awaiting response from Quantity Surveyor.

Sumner Library, Museum and Community Hub

Update -

  • 95% of all relevant available information deemed to be collated with the majority of all major council management units consulted
  • Site visit completed for all buildings
  • Strategic report template agreed with Project Sponsor
  • Key strategic objectives being finalised. 3-4 options (repair/rebuild/relocate) have

    been developed including the assessment tool and evaluation criteria all being

    finalised for stakeholder approval

  • Damage Assessment reports for each building are being finalised to enable

    confirmation of insurance Statement of Positions (SOP)

Next step -

  • Complete all Damage Assessment submissions by late November 2012
  • Finalise strategic options and options evaluation criteria by the end of November

    2012

  • Present brief of progress to FRP Steering Board 13 December 2012
  • Complete options evaluations and begin draft strategic report for review by key

    stakeholders first quarter 2013

  • Finalise strategic report late mid 2013.

Sumner Jet Boat Building

Update - Current WTP/Citycare repair estimate $84,000. Insured value $74,930, the cost of replacement would exceed the insured sum. Further EQ damage assessment underway with SKM to determine full scope of work and economics of any repair option. Works instructed: (1) Intrusive surveys (2) Strengthening options to achieve 33% NBS, 67% NBS and 100% NBS (3) A high level estimate for the strengthening options cost. (4) An outline fire report.

Next step - Awaiting results of Structural engineer (SKM’s) intrusive surveys (underway) and strengthening options report (2-3 weeks away). This will directly determine the economics of the repair option or whether demolish and rebuild should be the preferential option for CCC. Works can them progress early in 2013. The preference from the club is to retain if feasible. N.B. Greenspace are reviewing an intermediate option of utilising the local police garage in Sumner for housing the jet boat.

Sumner Life Boat Building

Update - City Care outlined Scope for reinstatement $51,559. Project manager reviewing further options/cost to bring up to 67% NBS parallel with above works. Works requested: (1) Intrusive survey (2) Scope review with Citycare (and agreement with LAT)

Next Steps - Awaiting results of Structural engineer (SKM’s) intrusive survey’s which have been commissioned to confirm the assumption’s made in Lev 4 DEE. CCC then to review scope of works with Citycare and pursue agreement of this revised scope with LAT. DEE then to be updated accordingly.

 Sumner Surf Club Toilets

Update - CCC liaising with SSLSC regarding rebuilding the facilities in a partnership agreement. New design is currently at concept stage.

Next Steps - Finalise claim with LAT on receipt of rebuild estimate (due w/c 12/11/12). Confirm demolition. Continue to work in conjunction with SSLSC under a partnering agreement to design the new facility and provide a full return to service for summer 2013.

28 Nov Update

Community, Recreational and Cultural Committee met on 27 November. Here is a link to what was discussed.

Transitional community facilities

Sumner Community Service Needs

Sumner has lost many services and venues.  We need to identify what has been lost, what we currently have and what is missing that the Sumner community needs.

What services do you think Sumner needs (e.g. library, museum, RSA, performance hall, community green space, meeting places, gymnasium, mini council service centre, etc) and how often would you use the services?

4 Sep Update

http://www.ccc.govt.nz/thecouncil/newsmedia/mediareleases/2012/211209042.aspx

Christchurch City Council’s Community, Recreation and Culture Committee has today agreed the Council should push ahead with prioritising 27 significant facilities for funding, further investigation and, where possible, repairs. 

Aim

  • Committee meets fortnightly
  • keep community updated on the progress.

Two types of reports:

  • Decision making reports
  • Progress reports (a lot of work for someone to do, money better spent doing something that report writing)

COMMUNITY IMPACT - If the damaged asset is exposing risk to the public, operational performance or is inconveniencing the community (due to a lack of other available facilities in the area) then the focus on a solution should be high.

STRATEGIC VALUE - Facilities that align with and support existing or future Council Strategy allow wider public benefit and should be given a higher score than those that don't.

 

Three of the top 27 facilities

 

Sumner Library, Museum and Community Hub – There is a strong community desire to have a library service back in the village. We have identified Sumner as a top priority for a transitional facility. A significant option exists to consider options for a 'hub' approach, including a Service Centre and Council Community Centre.

Community impact = High

Strategic Value = High

Long-term strategic plan to replace the building.  Time line:

  • ASAP 2012 – Community/council led consultation on what the community needs as a community facility.
  • December 2012 – Council may have information on fate of library.  No guarantees of a full report for decision making.
  • June 2013 - Council Report on facility concept.  This date is set due to the fate of the library and allowing time to put processes in place to then report on what will go on the site.

 

Scarborough Paddling Pool – Council owned

A well used, important facility for a particular section of the community (parents and small children).

Community impact = High

Strategic Value = High

Time line: Before December 2012

Quick wins!  Summer is coming, would be ideal to fix this paddling pool.  Subject to investigation on what needs fixing.

 

Sumner Surf Club Toilets – Council owned

There is a strong community desire for this facility to re-open. The Surf Life Saving Club is currently working on plans for a new building, which it hopes to develop in conjunction with the Council.

Community impact = High

Strategic Value = High

Time line: Before December 2012

 

Below top 27

 

Poseidon Café - Council owned

The Poseidon Café, Sumner, is complete and will soon be handed back to the tenant for further tenant works prior to opening.

 

Scarborough Fare - Council owned

Scarborough Fare is open for business.

 

Sumnervale Reserve (House at 45 Sumnervale Dr) – Council owned

Community impact = Low

Strategic Value = Low

 

Taylors Mistake Beach (changing shed / toilets) – Council owned

Community impact = High

Strategic Value = High

 

Scarborough Beach  (Jet Boat Shed) – Council owned

Community impact = High

Strategic Value = High

 

Scarborough Beach  (Lifeboat Shed) – Council owned

Community impact = High

Strategic Value = High

 

Scarborough Hill Reserve (Farmpark Woolshed) – Council owned

Community impact = Medium

Strategic Value = Medium

 

Scarborough Park (clock tower) – Council owned

Community impact = High

Strategic Value = High

 

Scarborough Park (toilet/changing rooms) – Council owned

Community impact = High

Strategic Value = High