Published on 30 September 2019

Community Reference Group

Are you interested in helping shape the implementation of the Lord Reserve and Koornang Park Masterplan and the redevelopment of the Carnegie Swim Centre?

Expression of interest

Lord Reserve and Koornang Park Masterplan Implementation (including Carnegie Swim Centre redevelopment) 

Are you a local resident or property owner that has used or is interested in using these sporting, aquatic and recreation facilities? Are you keen to ensure our community swimming facilities cater for the growing demand across Glen Eira?

Glen Eira City Council is seeking expressions of interest to be part of our new Community Reference Group for the Lord Reserve and Koornang Park Masterplan implementation, which includes the Carnegie Swim Centre redevelopment.

The Community Reference Group will assist the project team by:

  • acting as a conduit between the project team and the community;
  • providing local perspectives on the projects;
  • raising concerns and discussion points on behalf of the community; and
  • providing input into the planning, detailed design and implementation of the Masterplan projects.

Project Background

Over the coming years, there are a number of significant projects planned to be delivered in the Lord Reserve, Koornang Park and Carnegie Swim Centre precinct which to date have been considered independently, including:

  • Carnegie Swim Centre redevelopment
  • Lord Reserve pavilion redevelopment
  • Koornang Park pavilion upgrade

It is intended that the collective facilities will become a place that can accommodate and respond to the growing and changing demographics of the area, while maintaining the quintessential elements of outdoor pools, community sports and green open spaces.

The Masterplan includes the removal of a section of Moira Avenue, adjacent to Carnegie Swim Centre, to reclaim open space and reconnect Lord Reserve and Koornang Park, redistribution of car parking capacity around the precinct, provision of sporting facilities and pavilions, improved connections and movement around the parks. The Carnegie Swim Centre sits within the Masterplan for Lord Reserve and Koornang Park.

Carnegie Swim Centre is a much-loved part of Glen Eira where many memories have been made for more than 50 years. The buildings and pools are now at the end of their serviceable life and need to be replaced. We have asked for feedback over the past few years and have heard that people love the community vibe and nostalgic feel of the Centre, and wish for this to be retained.

We understand that local passion and interest are essential to ensuring the best possible outcome for the Carnegie Swim Centre redevelopment and the implementation of the Masterplan.

What is the role of the Community Reference Group (CRG)?

We are looking to appoint a local Community Reference Group (CRG), consisting of approximately 10 local representatives appointed through an expression of interest process, to help guide the project/s through the planning, detailed design and implementation of the Masterplan projects. The CRG will conclude in approximately December 2020 (one-year duration).

The CRG will bring local knowledge and individual skills and passion to help guide the project, and will share progress with their family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. The Group will meet at various times throughout the year and provide local advice and recommendations to Council. The first meeting will be held in December 2019.

Who are we looking for?

The expression of interest is open to all residents and property owners in Glen Eira.

We are seeking members, of all ages who:

  • are interested in contributing to the redevelopment of the swim centre and the implementation of the Masterplan to get the best outcome for the community;
  • can help to represent a broad range of views that reflect the diversity of the community; and
  • are willing to contribute positively to activities and meetings.

Criteria for membership

Community Reference Group members should meet one of more of the following criteria:

  • involvement in the wider community and strong community networks and linkages;
  • demonstrated ability to constructively participate in an advisory capacity;
  • good knowledge and understanding of the local issues which are relevant to the project; and
    possess a willingness to contribute positively to meetings in a fair and unbiased manner and look beyond personal interests for the benefit of the broader community. An overall assessment will be made of the best mix of members to achieve the greatest diversity.

Expressions of interest close 5pm, Thursday 31 October 2019. To express your interest please apply now.

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