South Pine Sports Complex Indoor Sports Centre Feasibility Study

Summary

Client: Moreton Bay Regional Council

Services: Community, Evaluation, Facilities, Planning, Sport

Consultants: Phillip Gray, David Green

Location: South Pine Sports Complex, 620 South Pine Road, Brendale Qld 4500, Australia

Completion: July 31, 2013

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

Synopsis

Moreton Bay Regional Council (MBRC) commissioned a feasibility study and detailed concept designs for the proposed expansion of the South Pine Indoor Sports Centre (SPISC) at the South Pine Sports Complex (SPSC).

The project’s objective was to establish the need for additional activity and ancillary spaces at SPSC, prepare a detailed concept design incorporating existing and proposed new facilities, and undertake a detailed financial and management analysis to determine the feasibility of the project.

Description

SPSC is a 74-hectare regional sports facility owned by Moreton Bay Regional Council (MBRC). Previous detailed master planning undertaken by Council identified the indoor facility is reaching its capacity in terms of user group occupancy. It is also believed that a greater catchment could potentially attract a far larger range of sustainable events and activities than is currently possible using existing facilities.

In addition, Council was also considering converting two existing turf playing fields into synthetic multipurpose sports surfaces, which would increase access to year round outdoor sporting competition options and provide greater opportunity to ‘rest’ the main playing fields, which in turn will reduce maintenance costs.

Council required comprehensive research to investigate the feasibility of progressing either or both the redevelopment of the indoor sports complex and/or creation of two synthetic sports playing fields.

Furthermore, MBRC was seeking the development of a comprehensive and detailed concept design plans and associated capital works costing.

The feasibility study outlined the implications for future capital investment and potential capital funding sources other than council revenue, the scope for a staged development, a comprehensive set of architect prepared concepts plans including elevations, a quantity surveyors report, best practice industry based management plans, financial modelling and asset management strategies.

The study was presented in three reports:

  1. Needs Analysis Report
  2. Facility Component Description Report –an interpretation of the data collected and reported in the Needs Assessment Report.
  3. Feasibility Study Report – presented the findings and recommendations of the study.