Needs Assessment Guide
A needs assessment is the vital first step in the planning process for a facility. This guide will assist facility planners in determining whether a proposed facility is needed by the community.
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A needs assessment is a comprehensive information gathering process to identify and analyse whether a new facility is required or whether the need can be satisfied in some other way. If it is determined that a new facility is required, the needs assessment will provide clear direction with regard to the most appropriate scope, scale, component parts and the timing of the proposed facility. Such a concept can then be tested in a feasibility study which is the second stage in the facility planning process.
A needs assessment study will essentially be undertaken to determine:
- the potential need for a project which has been proposed or is being discussed within the community;
- to assess the sport and recreation needs of a community within a particular area. The size of the area being studied may be a single suburb, a local authority or a region comprising several local authorities.
- Active open space in a growing Perth-Peel region
- Asset Management Guide
- Classification framework for public open space
- Community consultation
- Decision-making guide
- Design consultancy
- Emerging Constraints for Public Open Space
- Facility Planning Guide
- Feasibility Study Guide
- Focus papers
- Guide to the WA Planning System
- Life Cycle Cost Guidelines
- Management Plan Guide
- Project design brief
- Natural Grass vs Synthetic Turf Decision Making Guide