In response to a new State Aquatic Centre opening at Marion in 2011, SGL was commissioned to undertake a detailed review of the short and long term strategic options for the Adelaide Aquatic Centre.
An assessment of the current facilities identified that several revenue increasing opportunities could be implemented in the short term. An investigation was carried out into the essential maintenance required at the Centre over the next three to five years. The review recommended implementing changes to the Health and Fitness Centre to increase revenue.
A detailed investigation of the financial and social impacts of relocating the centre was conducted. It identified that a redeveloped Adelaide Aquatic Centre in the current location was expected to perform financially as well, as a new facility on any other site. A redevelopment design brief complete with concept plans was prepared for the recommended redevelopment of the existing facility. Management models were also examined and commentary provided about the most appropriate management model for the aquatic centre.Services: Community, Facilities, Funding, Planning, Sport, Evaluation, Tourism
Salisbury City Council commissioned this study to analyse whether the pools opening times should be extended to match the 12 month operating dates of the tennis area. The feasibility study also considered the feasibility of constructing a gym area as part of the swimming centre and the impact on demand and financial performance.Services: Evaluation, Facilities
A financial model was commissioned by Macquarie Capital to assess its likely financial exposure if a Public Private Partnership structure was used for the proposed State Aquatic Centre at Marion. The financial model identified the likely true operating cost of the proposed facility.Services: Evaluation, Facilities, Funding, Planning
Prepared for the City of Greater Geelong, this project required discussions with agencies which had perspectives which were almost diametrically opposed. We had to prepare the strategy after considering impacts of environmental, road traffic, tourist rail traffic and horse management issues.Services: Planning, Tourism, Evaluation
A market analysis and financial plan was prepared for this local outdoor waterpark. The outcome was a redeveloped facility, new management arrangement and an improved financial outcome for Council.Services: Evaluation, Facilities, Sport