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April 2019

In 2018, the City of New Westminster led a broad community and stakeholder engagement process to check-in with the community on the proposed program concept for the new aquatics and community centre facility. The community demonstrated strong support for the proposed project and design concept which is a community-focused aquatic centre that can accommodate competitive training and small-scale competitions. We also heard a desire from the Hyack Swim Club for an enhanced facility that would support local and regional level swimming competitions.

In June 2018, New Westminster City Council passed a recommendation to pursue two design options for the new facility: a community recreation facility that is consistent with the results of the community engagement process and a design option that includes the components included in the first option but with augmented competition hosting components. The second (enhanced) design option is contingent on the City of New Westminster successfully obtaining significant grant funding. Both design options will be considered as part of the detailed design review process.

South Elevation

South Plaza

50m Pool

Leisure Pool

Site Plan

Building on the programmatic recommendations defined in the 2017 Feasibility Study and on the feedback received from the public engagement process, the project team (HCMA Architecture + Design and their consultant team) along with New Westminster City staff, have been working to further refine the program space and architectural design.

The project team is approximately halfway through the design work for the project, currently concluding the schematic design phase and moving next into the design development phase. The project team will provide an overview of this information to Council on April 8, 2019.

Next Info Sessions

Throughout the month of April 2019, the City of New Westminster will be hosting information sessions intended to:

  • Update the public on the project development
  • Check-in with the community about the schematic design
  • Gather feedback on key areas of the project

This stage of community engagement includes a range of strategies for collecting input including:

Attend the info sessions

April 21st (Easter in the Park)
11:00am – 2:00pm

Queen’s Park

April 27th
10:00am – 1:00pm

Centennial Community Centre

Complete the survey

Click here to see the history of community engagement on this project.