The City of Port Lincoln commissioned a consortium led by SGL to prepare a feasibility study and business case comparing redeveloping an existing centre with constructing a new aquatic centre. The study included an assessment of the existing facility and compared the capital and operating costs with a new facility at another location.Services: Evaluation, Facilities
Cairns Regional Council commissioned SGL to carry out a demand and financial forecast report to:
Review the existing feasibility and conceptual information on hand;
Consider the impacts arising from the new features identified at the start of the detailed design process;
Develop a set of demand based assumptions; &
Develop a revised income and expenditure forecast to account for the new business opportunities identified at the start of the detailed design process.
These two master plans were prepared for Mitcham City Council. Both are multipurpose outdoor sports facilities, including ovals, tennis courts, bowling club and passive recreation areas. The Master Plans outline how the two existing reserves can be upgraded to meet current and future community demands.Services: Evaluation, Facilities
The Shire of Toodyay borders the north-eastern edge of the Perth Metropolitan Region, adjoining the City of Swan and Shire of Mundaring to the south. It is surrounded by the country Shires of Northam, Goomalling, Victoria Plains and Chittering and covers an area of 1,683 square kilometres.
The Toodyay townsite, which is the primary service area of the Shire, is situated 85 kilometres northeast of central Perth, approximately a 45 minute drive from Midland. The majority of settlement is consolidated within and around the Toodyay townsite, though there are also seven Special Rural nodes throughout the Shire. With the exception of Morangup, located in the south western corner of the Shire, all of the Special Rural developments are serviced by the Toodyaytownsite. Morangup is situated approximately 30 kilometres from the Toodyay
townsite and while some residents may use Toodyay as their primary service centre, it is likely that a majority of people use the closer settlement of Gidgegannup or travel to Midland.
The Shire has a current population of approximately 4,800 persons having experienced growth rates of between 1.1% and 3.5% over the past ten years. The Shire of Toodyay is experiencing growth and development pressures associated with expansion of the Perth metropolitan region and the increasing proportion of the metropolitan population seeking to share the lifestyle experience of the Shire, either on a full-time or part-time basis.Services: Community, Planning, Sport, Facilities, Evaluation
Rowing is part of the history of the Canning Bridge precinct. The City of Melville wanted to understand the capacity of the site for rowing, both training and regattas.
The Canning Bridge Precinct, which includes Apex Park, is evolving to become a unique, vibrant, creative community space. As one of the City of Melville’s major strategic urban development priorities, investigations are underway for the long-term planning and development of this precinct. Given the potential for development to include high density dwellings and a significant increase in population in the area immediate, there will be an increasing public demand for greater use of this area.
In an effort to understand and respond to the various opportunities and challenges that currently exist and are likely to arise as a result of a larger number of users competing for the same recreational areas, the City of Melville and the Department of Sport and Recreation jointly funded this study to assess the future of rowing in the Canning Bridge area.
Essentially the City and the DSR believed that rowing can continue in the precinct; however there needs to be a clear understanding of how it will look in the future. Given that the clubs are predicting growth, the study included an assessment of current facilities, levels of activities and services the clubs currently provide, any future plans for expanded activities and facilities and whether these can be sustainably managed into the future to limit conflicts.Services: Tourism, Community, Evaluation, Facilities, Planning, Sport