Five Dock Leisure Centre – Business Analysis

The study reviewed existing services offered by Five Dock Leisure Centre (FDLC) and the capacity for growth of existing and new programs into the future. It analysed projected population growth and the opportunities this growth would create and how FDLC could cater for these demands with expanded facilities.


The study conducted a high level assessment of potential scenarios including:

  • FDLC remaining at the existing location, complemented with a PCYC facility being developed at Concord Oval and Rhodes Recreation Centre being developed in the short to medium term
  • FDLC relocating to Concord Oval and Rhodes Recreation Centre being developed in the short to medium term

Services: Evaluation, Facilities, Planning
Consultants: Phillip Gray, Nathan Gray, David Green
Location: Drummoyne, Australia

Hamilton Leisure Facilities Management Contract

SGL were initially contracted to assist Council prepare tender documents to market test contract management of two indoor aquatic centres and an indoor sports centre.

On our advice Council extended the project to prepare an “enhanced” inhouse business model. The intent being to demonstrate how the in-house management could be more cost effective and reduce operating costs substantially.

Council resolved to retain management in-house using the recommendations from the enhanced business model.

Services: Evaluation, Facilities, Planning
Consultants: Phillip Gray, Steve Bramley
Location: Hamilton, New Zealand

Yass Memorial Swimming Pool Review

Prepared for Yass Valley Council, the aim of the study was to review the Yass Memorial pool, prepare a feasibility study for a heated pool in the Yass Valley LGA and a strategic report to provide direction for the future management of the asset(s).

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

Georges River Aquatic and Leisure Strategy

The purpose of the GRC Aquatic and Leisure Strategy was to review patronage across the three aquatic facilities in the area to determine the most effective approach of providing community access to facilities, factoring in amenities offered by neighbouring Councils, including Canterbury/Bankstown, Sutherland and Bayside and taking into account industry trends. The Aquatic Strategy also explored the long term viability of facilities whilst planning for future growth.


The objectives were to:

  1. Review existing Aquatic and Leisure Centres within the catchment (including Council-owned and privately owned facilities)
  2. Review existing patronage at these Centres, industry trends and projected population growth
  3. Utilising the existing 2014 Carss Park Recreation Needs Study from the former Kogarah City Council, review the long term viability for the Council-owned Leisure Centres and provide long term recommendations for the management, use and ownership, looking at alternatives for each site.

Services: Evaluation, Facilities, Planning
Consultants: Phillip Gray, David Green
Location: Hurstville BC, Australia

Lajamanu Waterpark Feasibility Study

Lajamanu is an indigenous community approximately 560 km south west of Katherine, on the northern edge of the Tanami Desert and the eastern side of Hooker Creek. Initially the local community wished to establish a swimming pool for its young people.  However, the lack of an adequate water supply meant this was not sustainable.  Hence a feasibility study was prepared to assess the sustainability of constructing a water play park.

Services: Evaluation, Planning, Facilities
Consultants: Phillip Gray
Location: Alice Springs, Australia