Feasibility Study 2011
In 2010, our most detailed feasibility study to date, was completed by Sport & Leisure Solutions. This study involved a detailed questionnaire, and attracted almost 8% of the population of Phillip Island. This is significant given similar studies have had response rates of only 2-3%. The outcome was so in favour of an aquatic facility for Phillip Island, that a random phone survey of 100 Phillip Island residents was performed to ensure the validity of the voluntary response - which they were.
This study highlights the need for a pool on many levels, particularly for reasons of fitness, health and for children. Phillip Island has aging population, hence the need for water based exercise options, including hydrotherapy services run by a physiotherapist, is very high. The study also highlighted the crisis the Bass Coast Shire has in the provision of of learn to swim programmes through schools.
The full study is available to read or download below.