National Sports and Physical Activity Convention 2021 – Creating Community Sport and Leisure Facilities with Impact

Presentation: 11.00am-12noon, Thursday 25 November 2021
Online Virtual Conference

Design Innovation and Future Community Aquatic and Leisure Facilities

COVID has shown us that for centres to be viable we need centres designed to be flexible, meet broad community health and wellbeing needs. So, the design needs to reflect this and does this mean a new generation of innovative centres centralised on community health outcomes as opposed to pure functionality of a 50m pool.

Join Dion Gosling, Director + Founder, 106 Architects and Third Place Thinking™ as he Chairs this session to discuss Design Innovation and Future Community Aquatic and Leisure Facilities.

The impressive speaker list includes:

Dave Stewart – Head of Active Recreation, Auckland Council (NZ)
Community Planning For Health and Wellbeing Impact or Aquatic Facility Development Planning, Which Can Have the Largest Community Impact?

Emma Michie – Coordinator Special Projects, City of Greater Dandenong + Warren Green – Warren Green Consulting, Co-presenter
Planning to Maximise Community Health and Wellbeing Benefits through Community Facilities – City of Greater Dandenong Case Study
In 2017 the City of Greater Dandenong commenced a feasibility study to replace the City’s major aquatic and leisure facility, Dandenong Oasis. Following initial research, this study subsequently morphed from an infrastructure plan into a municipal aquatic strategy with an aim to maximise community health and wellbeing outcomes and benefits. This direction has a strong alignment to Greater Dandenong’s health and wellbeing goals as outlined in Council’s Wellbeing Plan and Make Your Move Physical Activity Strategy.
Philip Saikaly – Director, Community Infrastructure and Place, Sport and Recreation Victoria – Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
What Does Our COVID Experience Reveal About the Future Role of Our Aquatic Leisure Centres?