Georges River Aquatic and Leisure Strategy

The purpose of the GRC Aquatic and Leisure Strategy was to review patronage across the three aquatic facilities in the area to determine the most effective approach of providing community access to facilities, factoring in amenities offered by neighbouring Councils, including Canterbury/Bankstown, Sutherland and Bayside and taking into account industry trends. The Aquatic Strategy also explored the long term viability of facilities whilst planning for future growth.


The objectives were to:

  1. Review existing Aquatic and Leisure Centres within the catchment (including Council-owned and privately owned facilities)
  2. Review existing patronage at these Centres, industry trends and projected population growth
  3. Utilising the existing 2014 Carss Park Recreation Needs Study from the former Kogarah City Council, review the long term viability for the Council-owned Leisure Centres and provide long term recommendations for the management, use and ownership, looking at alternatives for each site.

Services: Evaluation, Facilities, Planning
Consultants: Phillip Gray, David Green
Location: Hurstville BC, Australia

Lajamanu Waterpark Feasibility Study

Lajamanu is an indigenous community approximately 560 km south west of Katherine, on the northern edge of the Tanami Desert and the eastern side of Hooker Creek. Initially the local community wished to establish a swimming pool for its young people.  However, the lack of an adequate water supply meant this was not sustainable.  Hence a feasibility study was prepared to assess the sustainability of constructing a water play park.

Services: Evaluation, Planning, Facilities
Consultants: Phillip Gray
Location: Alice Springs, Australia

Todd Energy Aquatic Centre Redevelopment Options Study

Undertaken for New Plymouth District Council, this project was to assess two redevelopment options that been identified for Todd Energy Aquatic Centre which could meet the needs identified in their Aquatic Facility Study.

The keys outcomes were:

  • A full assessment of short listed options.
  • Presentation to the elected members, including advice around a suggested level of project contingency
  • Business Case for the preferred option

Services: Evaluation, Facilities, Planning, Sport
Consultants: Phillip Gray, Steve Bramley
Location: New Plymouth, New Zealand

Numbulwar Feasibility Study and Business Plan

The proposal from the Northern Territory Government and Roper Gulf Regional Council is to construct a business centre to include Council’s offices, a branch of the traditional credit union, postal services, Community Development Program, arts centre and office space.

A comprehensive design, feasibility study and business plan will take in to consideration redesign of existing infrastructure to include considerations for parking, pedestrian management as well as ingress/egress issues. In addition to this we require detailed cost estimate and business plan to consider if the project is feasible and model operating budget.

Services: Planning, Facilities, Evaluation
Consultants: Phillip Gray
Location: Numbulwar, Australia

Curtin University - Sport and Recreation Master Plan

Prepared for Curtain University, SGL was responsible for conducting an operational audit of their existing facilities and understanding the range of programs and operational viability of their facilities. The demand for existing and new facilities using a mix of techniques was also assessed. Based on this demand assessment, strategies for addressing gaps or deficiencies were identified.

Services: Evaluation, Facilities, Planning
Consultants: Phillip Gray
Location: Perth, Australia