Horsham Sport and Recreation Strategy 2012-2017

Horsham is a city, centrally located in the Wimmera, next to the Grampians National Park and the famous Mount Arapiles. Horsham rests 300 kilometres north-west of Melbourne and 450 kilometres south-east of Adelaide. With a population of over 20,000 people, the municipality is the retail, business and service centre of the Wimmera.

Horsham Rural City Council (HRCC) engaged SGL to prepare a Sport and Recreation Strategy that would guide the HRCC Sport and Recreation Advisory committee as well as the Council for the next five years.

Services: Tourism, Community, Evaluation, Facilities, Planning, Sport
Consultants: Phillip Gray, Nathan Gray
Location: Horsham, Australia

South Coast Regional Aquatic Centre Business Case

The Councils of Victor Harbor and Alexandrina commissioned SGL to prepare a business case for a proposed indoor aquatic centre at Hayborough, on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula.  The business case was then used to attract substantial Federal Government funding for its construction.

Services: Evaluation, Facilities, Funding, Planning, Sport
Consultants: Phillip Gray
Location: Hayborough, Australia

Logan Entertainment Centre and Community Venues Business Improvement Review.

SGL was engaged by Logan City Council (LCC) to undertake an independent review and analysis of key components of a Business Improvement Review of the Council managed Logan Entertainment Centre (LEC) and Community Venues. Out of the review, SGL made a number of recommendations in relation to business planning for Council's Major Venues and Facilities Branch and operations of both the LEC and Community Venues. A number of the SGL recommendations were then incorporated into a Business Improvement Plan that was prepared with the aim of improving the business across a number of key focus areas.

Services: Community, Evaluation, Facilities
Consultants: David Green, Phillip Gray
Location: Logan Central, Australia

Review of SSEP

Prepared for SRV, this review presented a comprehensive assessment of the program.  The Review has provided SRV with an assessment of its value to the sporting events industry in Victoria and recommendations for improving the program. In completing the Review, five specific “questions” posed by the Department of Treasury and Finance were addressed.

Services: Evaluation, Sport
Consultants: Phillip Gray
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Adelaide Aquatic Centre Strategic Options Review

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
Consultants: Phillip Gray
Location: North Adelaide, Australia