Event Details

National Infrastructure Database - A resource for the Industry

12 August 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Online Information Session

National Infrastructure Database - A Resource for the Industry

Date: Wednesday 12 August
Time: 4.00pm (AEST)
Cost: Free

A shared national infrastructure database is a key foundation to effective and coordinated planning across any industry. Having access to relevant information about current (and planned) infrastructure within an area means decisions on new investment are more informed.

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With the support of a cross section of industry partners, The National Infrastructure Database was established by ActiveXchange in March this year to fill a long recognised void. It already holds over 16,000 sport, fitness and aquatic venues across the country with more being added every day by industry stakeholders including state and local government, SSO's, consultants and venue operators.

The database is intended to be a resource for the industry, by the industry provided on an open data source basis. This session will:

  • Overview and outline features and benefits of the National Infrastructure Database
  • Outline a proposal for Parks and Leisure Australia to lead and auspice the development and management of the database on behalf of the industry including:
    • Roles of key partners and stakeholders
    • Engagement of industry sectors
  • Outline the next steps to facilitate the continued rollout and development of the database
  • Enable questions from attendees


Presented By

Simon Haire, Director, ActiveXchange

With over 20 years' experience in the sport and leisure industry and has frequently demonstrated strategic leadership through an ability to identify opportunities and cases for change. This has included working with local government, state government and state sporting organisations on analysis, strategy and implementation of sport and community infrastructure initiatives.

Alex Burrows, Founder, ActiveXchange

Alex has 12 years' experience across the UK, Europe, Australia and NZ of leading teams that have successfully redefined how the sport, leisure and fitness sector uses data and plans investment into community programs and infrastructure. This is underpinned by the development and application of innovative market and business intelligence platforms that have been used by multiple governments, 60+ national sport bodies, 4,500+ facilities and influenced how over 10 million people are active today.

Mark Band, CEO, Parks and Leisure Australia

Responsible for the national peak professional body for parks and leisure professionals in Australia, Mark is responsible for projects focussed on the parks and leisure sector and include strategic planning, needs analysis, feasibility studies, master planning, procurement and performance management and reviews.

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