The Queenstown Lakes District Council has identified a need for a new community swimming pool complex and indoor stadium for Wanaka.
A number of possible sites were identified by the Council. After much consultation and discussion the decision was narrowed to two alternatives: the existing Wanaka Recreation Reserve (or 'showgrounds' site) and a new 'green-fields' location at the proposed Three Parks multi-use development in east Wanaka.
Signal Management Group was commissioned by the Council to lead the comparitive analysis of the two sites. Signal director Stuart Anderson worked with project stakeholders (including sporting and community groups and green-fields site owners) on possible design options. Stuart also led an expert team that prepared various design options and analysed key issues and risks associated with the each site and led the negotiation of stakeholder agreements with the two landowners involved.
This information was presented to the Council and the public by Stuart at a meeting of the Council in Wanaka. The Council subsequently decided to proceed with the new facilities on the new Three Parks green-fields site.