Yarra Pools - User Needs Analysis - Stage 2 - Sustainability, environment and heritage
Not-for-profit Yarrra Pools is currently conducting research to understand the needs of future users of a Yarra Pool. We want to understand what's important to the community and how can we incorporate this into the Pool design and operation.

Stage 1 of the user needs analysis focused on understanding the views of peak bodies and community organisations. This culminated in the formulation of our 'design principles' across 5 themes (Health and well-being, Place and community, Sustainability, environment and heritage, Economy, jobs and innovation and Strategic alignment). We are now seeking community feedback to understand which of the design principles are most important to you and whether we have missed anything.

This survey focused on the third theme "sustainability, environment and heritage" and should take around 5 minutes to complete.

We thank you for your time and if you have any questions you can contact us at michael@yarrapools.com
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Our research has identified 9 design principles related to 'sustainability, environment and heritage' at a future Yarra Pool. Please read each of the design principles and rate them from one to five in terms of how important they are to you. 1 - being not important 5 - being very important

 
Environmental improvement: Drive improvements to water quality in the Yarra by promoting the ‘swimmable Yarra’ vision and empowering governments and community to take action. The design will also contribute to ecological improvements within and around the site. *

1 (not important)
5 (very important)





 
Environmentally sustainable design: Utilise best practice environmentally sustainable design elements across materials, energy efficiency and green infrastructure including making space for water within wider green infrastructure networks, provision for natural treatment of water, improving water quality, river restoration, green roofs and walls. *

1 (not important)
5 (very important)





 
Heritage: Celebrate, respect and showcase the site’s unique heritage aspects, particularly with regard to its Aboriginal, Melbourne’s establishment and maritime history - providing opportunity for education and discovery through interpretive elements, signage and retention of the scar tree project. *

1 (not important)
5 (very important)





 
Living landscape: Incorporate a living landscape that responds to a 6-season calendar, including natural elements and an indigenous vegetation palette, considering how the site and it uses/users change as the seasons change. *

1 (not important)
5 (very important)





 
Reconnection to the Yarra: Enable direct connection with the Yarra, for swimming and recreational purposes, when the river reaches a swimmable state. *

1 (not important)
5 (very important)





 
Resilience – climate change and flooding: Ensure flood compatibility of the facility through re-design and re-connection of the river bank using a range of multifunctional flood defence options which future proof the facility. *

1 (not important)
5 (very important)





 
Resilience – urban heat: Contribute to climate change resilience of the area, including offering a place of respite during periods of intense heat. *

1 (not important)
5 (very important)





 
Risk management: Mitigate delivery and operational risks (safety, reputational, financial) through appropriate design, construction and operation of the facility. *

1 (not important)
5 (very important)





 
Water source: Consider multiple sources of water for pool filling that promote water and resource efficiency and integrated water management in line with Health Department requirements. Explore opportunities for passive treatment of pool water through natural filtration methods. *

1 (not important)
5 (very important)





 
Is there anything else that is important to you regarding the 'sustainability, environment and heritage' principles?

 
Demographic and contact details

 
Gender *


 
How old are you? *

 
Where do you live? *


Thank you for your time today. If you have a spare five minutes you can provide your thoughts on the other categories of design principles and if you could share the survey using the links below that would be much appreciated!
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