Projects

Denise Spencer Roma Swimming Pool Feasibility Study and Business Case

Denise Spencer Swimming Pool was constructed in the 1960’s and is reaching the end of its “useful asset life”. The pool is 50 metres in length and consists of eight lanes. In 2011 the pool was heated and covered with an arched roof structure and enclosed with plastic blinds. Denise Spencer Swimming Pool is the only 50 metre pool in the Maranoa Regional Council area.

Council has commissioned this feasibility study, cost analysis and business case to determine how to best deliver an aquatic centre facility in Roma into the future. All options are to be considered, to ensure the continued availability of a pool complex that meets the current and future needs of the Roma community.

The study has three distinct themes being:

Theme 1 - Major refurbishment of the existing 50 metre swimming pool, learn to swim pool and amenities with a focus on meeting Queensland Health Water Quality Guidelines and Royal Life Saving Queensland Guidelines. Costings to be provided including upfront construction and/or refurbishment costs and ongoing maintenance and operating costs.

Theme 2 – Construction of a new 50 metre swimming pool and learn to swim pool at the current Spencer Street site. Costings to be provided including upfront construction and/or refurbishment costs and ongoing maintenance and operating costs.

Theme 3 – Construction of a new swimming pool complex including a 50 metre swimming pool, learn to swim pool and zero depth play park, and provision of all necessary filtration systems and amenities at a new greenfield site. Costings to be provided including upfront construction and/or refurbishment costs and ongoing maintenance and operating costs.

The current Denise Spencer pool complex comprises:

  • 50 metre swimming pool, with a sand filtration system and heated by gas heaters
  • Enclosed learn to swim above ground pool, heated by gas heaters, installed in approximately 2007/2008 (using a sand filtration system)
  • Zero level water play park completed in December 2015
  • Changeroom facilities
  • Canteen/kiosk used by the pool manager
  • Swimming Club rooms and a canteen used by the swimming club.
  • Ancillary buildings - plant rooms and chemical storage.

Services: Facilities, Planning
Consultants: Phillip Gray, David Green, Nathan Gray
Location: , Australia
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University of Adelaide Sports Facility Feasibility Study

The University of Adelaide was seeking to develop a range of sporting facilities on its North Terrace campus, for use by its students, staff, campus partners and broader community. Students had expressed a desire to have a swimming pool, along with gym facilities and sports courts on campus. This offering would complement the current sports fields located in the Parklands to the north of the campus.

With continued emphasis being placed on student on-campus experience, the provision of such facilities were becoming more important to the University’s value proposition to attracting students both domestically and internationally. Notwithstanding the importance of student experience, the University was also seeking to ensure that such facilities operate at cost neutral for the organisation.

 

The first phase of the study was Exploration and Market Analysis to recommend:

  • Optimal configuration of sports facilities (type/number of courts, etc)
  • Scale and/ or location of facilities 
  • Area/size of facilities to ensure commercial viability
  • Market analysis of current and future demand and supply in and around the CBD

Services: Facilities, Sport
Consultants: Phillip Gray
Location: Adelaide, Australia
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Broome Recreation Aquatic Centre Business Review

The Shire of Broome commissioned SGL to conduct a business review of its Recreation Aquatic Centre.  The review included an assessment of its existing programs and bookings, a financial analysis and a review of its operational policies and practices.

The Business Review identified a range of practices which could be made more efficient and effective, resulting in significant cost savings. Potential cost savings in excess of $100,000 were identified.

Services: Evaluation, Facilities, Planning
Consultants: Phillip Gray, Colin Brown
Location: Broome, Australia
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Five Dock Leisure Centre Business Analysis

The study reviewed existing services offered by Five Dock Leisure Centre (FDLC) and the capacity for growth of existing and new programs into the future. It analysed projected population growth and the opportunities this growth would create and how FDLC could cater for these demands with expanded facilities.

 

The study conducted a high level assessment of potential scenarios including:

  • FDLC remaining at the existing location, complemented with a PCYC facility being developed at Concord Oval and Rhodes Recreation Centre being developed in the short to medium term
  • FDLC relocating to Concord Oval and Rhodes Recreation Centre being developed in the short to medium term

Services: Evaluation, Facilities, Planning
Consultants: Phillip Gray, Nathan Gray, David Green
Location: Drummoyne, Australia
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East Fremantle Recreation and Community Facilities Plan

Prepared for the Town of East Fremantle, it established a strategic plan to guide future investment and management of recreation and community assets. It identified existing facilities, their use and functionality and recommended strategies to meet projected future population and demographic changes in the Town.

Services: Community, Facilities, Planning, Sport
Consultants: Phillip Gray
Location: East Fremantle, Australia
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