University of South Australia Great Hall Project

The purpose of the project was to construct a Sports, Cultural and Recreational Complex that could be reconfigurable to encompass a multi-purpose Great Hall for Exams, Graduations and Events. The multi-purpose hall was to be located partially underground, rising to form a Plaza and amphitheatre integrated with the adjacent Høj Plaza and Jeffrey Smart Building.

The facilities also had to contain a gym/fitness centre, pool, plenary spaces, back of house and storage and Audio Visual technologies were to be embedded in all indoor and outdoor facilities and provide for a multitude of functions.

Services: Evaluation, Facilities, Sport
Consultants: Phillip Gray
Location: Adelaide, Australia

Tompkins Park Master Plan

The City of Melville commissioned SGL to prepare a master plan for a major, high profile sporting facility.  The project entailed substantial discussions and negotiation with multiple sports, including rugby union, cricket, touch, soccer and bowls. The outcome was a master plan which included the reconfiguration of the playing fields and relocation of a bowling club and bridge club to a redeveloped and expanded hub building.  The assignment included the preparation of a management model which extended the previous management structure to include additional parties (ie bowls, soccer and bridge).

Services: Facilities, Sport
Consultants: Phillip Gray
Location: BOORAGOON, Australia

Carss Park Recreation Needs Study

Prepared by SGL for Kogarah City Council, the Study was to establish:

  • The financial performance of the existing Carss Park complex, taking into account all income and costs.
  • The current and likely future needs of the community with regard to the provision of a multipurpose community facility, capable of supporting low level indoor recreational activities.
  • The current and likely future needs of the community with regard to the provision of an indoor community group meeting place.
  • The suitability of the site of the existing aquatic centre, in social planning and demographic terms, to accommodate the proposed facility.

Location: Hurstville BC, Australia

Young Shire Sporting Needs Study and Strategic Plan

Young is a regional town in NSW, which wished to review its sports facilities.  Based on a detailed analysis of its existing infrastructure, a long term plan for future facilities was developed.  It primarily focused on playing fields, but also incorporated other types of facilities, such as the aquatic centre.

Services: Sport, Facilities, Evaluation
Consultants: Phillip Gray
Location: Young, Australia

CLC Ranger Program Development Strategy

Undertaken in association with Creating Communities, the study reviewed the Ranger Program managed by the Central Land Council and operating in multiple indigenous communities.

The project involved discussions with traditional owners in each indigenous community.  The project reviewed the effectiveness of the program based on the cost to fund the program and the outcomes delivered by Rangers.

Services: Community, Evaluation, Funding
Consultants: Phillip Gray
Location: Alice Springs, Australia