SGL Feasibility Studies and Business Plans Continue to “Tee Up” More Funding Support

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015

SGL Consulting Group Australia Pty Ltd reached a significant milestone from its feasibility and funding support projects when in October 2014, Michael King, SGL Director, promoted that the company had collectively achieved successful SGL Australian project funding of more than $150M in the past three 3 years.

This funding success trend has continued through the remainder of 2014 and the start of 2015 with SGL services assisting the following projects gain State and Federal Government funding.

1. $10M Victorian State Funding for the National Home of Golf and Centre of Excellence

The proposed National ‘Home of Golf’ project received a $10M funding pledge from the Victorian Government towards its development.  The proposed $38M project would assist with growing the sport and developing world standard golf educational, training, research and administration facilities as well as include a Golf Museum and Hall of Fame.

The project has been designed to be developed in partnership with all levels of Government and SGL assisted with national and international golf facility research, project component development, facility options, concept design, capital funding strategy, business / management planning, site reviews, funding submissions and government liaison.

SGL has also continued to expand its services to the sport of golf, which is experiencing significant impacts on participation, member drop off and changing golf course availability as land values increase and maintenance costs also increase.

SGL’s offices across Australia in 2014/15 have completed more than 10 golf course redevelopment master plans, business reviews and a regional golf facility strategy.

2. SGL Aquatic, Leisure and Sport Centre Projects Funding Success Continues

Following up on the successful Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre (funding allocation of $26.5M to the new 8,800m² regional complex at Frankston, Victoria) in 2013/14, SGL project reports helped to secure government funding for major facility projects for the Nillumbik, Wyndham, Maroondah and Hume City Councils.

In all projects, SGL completed the feasibility studies and has also guided or assisted with the preparation of the successful funding applications.  The project overview includes:

  • The Nillumbik Shire Council received a $3M funding commitment from the Victorian Government Community Facility Funding - Better Pools Funding Program for the redevelopment of the Aquatic Facilities at the Eltham Leisure Centre.  The Council will commit $12.9M to progress the redevelopment. 

  • Also in Nillumbik, St Helena Secondary College received $2.5M in State Government funding as an election promise for the implementation of the Sporting Facilities Master Plan.  Eltham North Reserve received $2M funding for redevelopment of the clubroom facilities.

  • Wyndham City Council is nearing completion of the Wyndham Leisure and Event Centre and Werribee Sports and Fitness Centre Redevelopment, a $100M (approx.) project.  Council received funding from the Victorian Government with $2.6M from the Community Facility Funding - Better Pools Funding Program and $650,000 from the Community Facility Funding Program - Majors. It also received $1.48M from the Federal Government and $9M from the Regional Development Australia (RDA) fund for the development of the Werribee Sports and Fitness Centre.

  • Maroondah City Council is nearing completion of Aquanation, a major regional aquatic and leisure centre incorporating an indoor diving pool and dry diving facility in Melbourne’s eastern metropolitan area, at a cost of $45M (formerly Ringwood Aquatic Centre). The Council received $3M from the Victorian Government Community Facility Funding - Better Pools Funding Program and $10M from the Federal Government.  SGL completed the Ringwood Aquatic Centre Feasibility Study that lead to this major facility replacement.

  • Hume City Council is currently designing the $45M Craigieburn Regional Aquatic Leisure Centre and has received $3M in state government funding for the project.  SGL completed project feasibility in 2010 and has recently assisted with business and management planning and providing ongoing design advice.  The project is part of a major regional town centre which also includes a major athletics centre and town park.

  • So investing in SGL to assist your project with feasibility and business planning really pays off.  SGL is also experienced in assisting in the preparation of Funding Applications and support documents such as financial and management planning, economic impact studies and community benefit measurement.

For further information please contact your local SGL Office or contact one of the an SGL Directors including Michael King (, Kate Maddock ( ) or Phillip Gray ( for a no obligation quote on your project needs.