Morayfield Park Leisure Centre Expansion Feasibility Study and Detailed Concept Design

Moreton Bay Regional Council (MBRC) sought to undertake a full feasibility study and detailed concept designs for the expansion of the Morayfield Park Leisure Centre, Morayfield.

The purpose of the project was to establish the need for additional activity and ancillary spaces at Morayfield Park Leisure Centre (MPLC), prepare a detailed concept design incorporating existing (possibly redeveloped) and proposed new facilities, and undertake a detailed financial and management analysis to determine the feasibility of the project.

Services: Community, Evaluation, Facilities, Planning, Sport
Consultants: Phillip Gray, David Green
Location: Morayfield, Australia

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

Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre - Victor Harbor

The Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre is to cater for resident and visitor populations of Victor Harbor, Goolwa, Port Elliot and Middleton whilst also providing access to facilities for surrounding areas such as Mount Compass, Yankalilla, Willunga and Strathalbyn.

This project involves the construction of an environmentally sustainable indoor aquatic centre consisting of:

  • an 8 lane, 25 metre lap swimming pool

  • a multi-use rehabilitation, leisure & children’s pool

  • an outdoor ‘splash and play’ park

  • a fitness centre facility

  • a crèche facility

  • a commercial kiosk; incorporating feature deck with views to wetland and open space surrounds

  • plant and equipment rooms

  • office accommodation

  • dedicated change rooms and toilet facilities

  • first aid and lifeguard rooms

  • dedicated car parking, bus parking, pedestrian linkages and traffic management

 The project subsequently received a grant of $7.5m from the Commonwealth Government in June 2013.

Services: Tourism, Community, Facilities, 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

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