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Otium Planning Group seeks your ideas

By | April 2nd, 2020|News|

Following the launch of our Otium Hotline, we wish to hear from the sport and leisure industry about topics or issues you would like to know more about. This could include business case tips, advice on grant applications, preparing strategies, reviewing operation models or another topic of interest. Managing Director, Kate Maddock said, “We are committed to supporting our sport [...]

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Otium Planning Group launches free hotline

By | March 27th, 2020|News|

Otium Planning Group has launched a free hotline to help Local Councils and peak sporting bodies navigate the impact of COVID-19 on their sport and leisure services and facilities. Managing Director, Kate Maddock says “Our Leadership Team have decades of experience managing sport and leisure services and facilities. We want to support our industry as [...]

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Otium Planning Group response to COVID-19 situation

By | March 17th, 2020|News|

To all of our valued clients and project partners, Given the rapidly changing situation relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the unfolding public health emergency, Otium Planning Group (OPG) has responded promptly to the current and likely future impacts of the pandemic to ensure we can continue to support your projects. OPG values the health of [...]

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Otium Planning Group appoints new Associate to NSW office

By | November 15th, 2019|News|

Otium Planning Group (OPG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Billett as an Associate to its Sydney office. Brad joins the OPG team with a wealth of experience in the sport and recreation industry at local and state government levels and in state sporting associations over the past 15 years. He brings extensive [...]

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Events Strategy Partnership

By | October 25th, 2019|News|

Otium Planning Group Pty Ltd is pleased to advise that it has established a collaborative partnership with Parkdale Amber to provide Planning Services for Local and State Government, Regional Tourism Authorities and Community Groups to assist with development of Events Strategies. Kate Maddock, Managing Director of Otium, welcomes the partnership with Parkdale Amber lead by [...]

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Podcast interview with “The Showers”

By | September 24th, 2019|News|

Otium Director Jason Leslie with USQ's Ben Maslin and Associate Professor Dr Janet McDonald Otium Planning Group Director Jason Leslie recently took part in an interview for the University of Southern Queensland's sports focused podcast "The Showers". The podcast is produced and presented by Benjamin Maslen and looks at the behind-the-scenes world of professional [...]

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Planning for Indoor Sport Facilities in the ACT

By | June 26th, 2019|News|

The ACT Government has recently released a report prepared by Otium Planning Group, Planning for Indoor Facilities and Other Sport and Recreation Infrastructure, which focuses on indoor sports with the highest participation rates in Canberra. Otium Planning Group (Otium) had previously completed the 2015 ACT Indoor Sports Facility.  To further progress this study, ACT Government [...]

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Social Infrastructure Planning

By | May 2nd, 2019|News|

Otium Planning Group has worked on multiple strategies for social infrastructure.  We have prepared a number of open space, sport and recreation strategies for local governments across Australia.   Otium staff have also been involved in the preparation of state-wide guidelines for planning in three states and have prepared parks, recreation and sporting facility infrastructure plans [...]

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Outdoor Recreation

By | May 2nd, 2019|News|

Otium Planning Group continues to work with a broad range of clients to deliver strategic planning and feasibility for Outdoor Recreation initiatives.  A key focus for us is the recognition that investment in outdoor recreation responds to emerging community demand for more outdoor opportunities while building a region’s tourism potential.  We have a strong focus [...]

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Sport and Recreation Planning

By | May 2nd, 2019|News|

In an environment of declining public sector funding towards the development of major sport and recreation infrastructure, Otium Planning Group is continuing to take an innovative strategic approach to planning in order to ensure both current and future facilities maximise their use and viability. As many Local Governments are facing the perceived or real nexus [...]

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