Project Description

Otium Planning Group was engaged, together with Liquid Blu Architects, by the City of Gold Coast Council to prepare a business case, in order to:

“establish an integrated aquatic, sporting and community precinct; provide social, community and event infrastructure in the Northern Gold Coast; and create a true, ‘contemporary’ destination for the local community and visitors.”

Heritage Park, located at 139 Rifle Range Road, Pimpama, was identified as the site for the delivery of the Precinct and was to incorporate the following elements:

•   Aquatic and leisure centre
•   Tennis centre
•   Community centre
•   Netball facility
•   Recreation parks and other community spaces.

The project involved:

•   Construction Staging Advice
•   Business Case Assumptions, including:

–   Operational hours
–   Generic, then agreed, management model
–   Potential staffing structure
–   Usage by activity type by activity area
–   Operational expenditure by activity area
–   Global impacts (i.e. CPI, pricing, demand growth etc.)
–   Asset management costs and other relevant information

•   Base Case 10-year Electronic Financial Modelling (by area)
•   Staging Advice
•   Grant Application Support
•   Return on Investment Analysis.


Liquid Blu (City of Gold Coast)


Jason Leslie

Product/Service Category

Master Plan