Morayfield Park Leisure Centre Expansion Feasibility Study and Detailed Concept Design


Client: Moreton Bay Regional Council

Services: Community, Evaluation, Facilities, Planning, Sport

Consultants: Phillip Gray, David Green

Location: Morayfield Park Leisure Centre, Morayfield Road, Morayfield Qld 4506, Australia

Completion: July 30, 2013

Partners & Stakeholders: DKJ projects.architecture
Rider Levett Bucknall
Peddle Thorp


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.


Morayfield Park Leisure Centre is the largest public indoor sports facility within the Moreton Bay region, and is the only one directly managed by Council. It features three full-sized indoor multi-sports courts with in-built spectator seating, a kiosk, office space, a multi-purpose room, change rooms and amenities. The centre caters for the sport, recreation and community needs of the residents of the northern and central suburbs of the Moreton Bay region, particularly Narangba-Morayfield-Caboolture and surrounding communities.

The centre runs a mix of programs and the feasibility study investigated opportunities for program expansion and new uses through targeted and general community consultation. The research then informed the recommended facility mix.

The aim of the project was to identify the community demand-driven facility requirements, the realistic ongoing financial impact on Council, options for funding the development, and the most suitable management option for the expanded facility.

In order to achieve this, key phases were highlighted:

  • Background research and analysis;
  • Targeted and general community consultation;
  • Identification of demand-driven facilities;
  • Preliminary concept design; and
  • Detailed concept design and cost estimate;
  • Final report including management and financial plan.