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Successful Major Facilities

Speaker Name


Michael King, Otium Planning Group Pty Ltd (AUS)


Speaker Profile


Director Otium Planning Group Pty Ltd, B.Ed. (Physical Education Health and Recreation),  Honorary Life Member Parks & Leisure Australia

Has 38 years leisure industry planning experience and managed an extensive range of successful projects in all States of Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.  Michael has a reputation for providing “Practical and leading edge solutions for difficult/complex leisure problems”.


Abstract title


Successful Major Facilities - This goes with this, goes with that and also goes with this?




Developing high use, functional and sustainable operating major sport, recreation and leisure facilities requires linking and connecting a large range of activity areas at high profile sites.  Clustering and connecting activity areas supported by state of the art social, entertainment, retail and service areas at high profile sites are the key to successful major facility development and operations.  The session will cover the fundamentals of major facility development and site success factors and use case studies for a range of major facilities across a broad range of activity areas including:

. SPLASH Aqua Park and Leisure Centre

. Gippsland Regional Motor Sport and Event Complex

. Tuggerah Regional Sports and Recreation Complex

Earlier Event: October 15
Government and Growing Cities