Over summer 2019/2020 we carried out a range of engagement activities with the community to better understand how they use and value the Ocean Baths, and to gain insight into future improvements. The following activities were carried out from 22 November 2019 to 1 March 2020:
- Online ideas wall to allow for engagement via ideas boards. A total of 1094 comments or ideas were submitted on the walls by 354 people
- 898 telephone (poll) surveys
- 218 intercept (face-to-face) surveys
- 4,400+ visits were recorded to the Baths’ dedicated ‘Have Your Say’ web pages.
The findings from these activities are available in the engagement reports.
In 2020 and 2021, we continued to seek community input on various aspects of the Newcastle Ocean Baths upgrade through the Newcastle Ocean Baths Community Reference Group. This group was formed to help the planning process for the revitalisation of the Baths through discussions and co-design workshops. The CRG had the opportunity to review and have input into three rounds of designs including preliminary designs, concept designs and final designs for the Stage 1 upgrade.
For further information about stakeholder and community engagement for Newcastle Ocean Baths please visit the dedicated Ocean Baths Have Your Say page.