Coughlin Park Community Centre Development Plan

Horsham is a city, centrally located in the Wimmera and next to the Grampians National Park and the famous Mount Arapiles. It is 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) is committed to providing and supporting the development of recreational and sporting facilities. With this in view Council assisted the Committee of Management to develop a new facility Development Strategy for Coughlin Park.

Services: Community, Evaluation, Facilities, Funding, 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

Frankston Regional Aquatic Centre Funding Strategy

Frankston City Council (FCC) is planning to build a major regional aquatic leisure centre to meet the needs of its residents and surrounding regional population. Detailed design and costing indicated this centre was likely to cost $46.350M and as this was well beyond the financial capacities of Council to fund SGL was commissioned to complete a funding strategy that aimed to attract up to 50% of the development cost from other sources.

Services: Facilities, Funding, Planning
Location: Frankston, 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

State Aquatic Centre Financial Model

A financial model was commissioned by Macquarie Capital to assess its likely financial exposure if a Public Private Partnership structure was used for the proposed State Aquatic Centre at Marion.  The financial model identified the likely true operating cost of the proposed facility.

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