The need for sufficient on-site car parking and preventing local traffic congestion were the top two challenges raised in the first phase of community engagement.
The Warm Water Pool is located next to the existing car park at Brighton Golf Course, with vehicle access via a one-way loop road off Dendy Street.
The existing car park has 134 parking spaces, with a further 33 car parking spaces along on the loop road. A total of 234 parking spaces are located in the immediate area, including along Dendy Street.
We commissioned a Traffic Impact Assessment report which found that the warm water pool would likely generate an additional car parking demand of up to 62 spaces on a typical weekday and 59 spaces on the weekend.
Parking occupancy surveys undertaken around Warm Water Pool location found a minimum of 182 available spaces during the weekday surveyed, and 147 available spaces available on the weekend.
Within the off-street car park immediately adjacent to the proposed Warm Water Pool, there were 100 spaces available during the weekday peak period and 71 spaces available during the Saturday peak period.
On this basis, the Traffic Impact Assessment report found that there is enough available parking to accommodate the additional weekday and weekend car parking demand generated by the Warm Water Pool.
The traffic report also recommends a pedestrian path is constructed from Dendy Street to the Warm Water Pool, as well as bicycle parking facilities installed at the site to encourage use of sustainable transport.