Event details

QLD Transforming Spaces for Australian Sport & Recreation Areas

18 November 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Delivery Method
Virtual - Online Webinar
Target Audience
Project Managers, Civil Engineers, Landscape architects, Sportsfield Managers, Park Planners
Nicholas Matthews

Online Information Session

Transforming Spaces for Australian Sport & Recreation Areas

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021
Time: 11am (AEST)

PLA Members $10

Generate Network Members $10

Non-Members $40

Brisbane is a sporting city on the rise - boosted by the successful Olympics 2032 bid, Brisbane will undergo a period infrastructure and population expansion boom in the coming years.

Of particular interest to our industry, is the increased demand this will place on sporting facilities as places for recreation and community engagement. In this presentation, Patrick Beazley will explore some recent SPORTENG projects that were delivered in collaboration with Brisbane City Council which have turned under-utilized spaces into thriving, bespoke open spaces.

If you are facing challenges in providing sport and recreation areas where there seems to be limited spaces available, this webinar may help you reconsider existing opportunities and support provision of new infrastructure, to suit your organisation/client's outcomes.

Patrick will share his insights about transforming spaces for sport and recreation areas, drawing from his local and Australasian experience across Australia and New Zealand, on a range of project types. As a civil engineer, Patrick’s expertise is focused on flood modelling, stormwater and land management.

Following Patrick's presentation, our facilitator Nick Matthews will invite questions from our participants for a 20-minute Q&A session with Patrick about the opportunities, challenges, and potential solutions for transforming spaces for sport and recreation areas.

Who should attend?

  • Project Managers, Landscape Architects & Civil Engineers

  • Park and Gardens Supervisors, Superintendents, Sport & Recreation Officers
  • Grounds/Golf course maintenance staff
  • Landscape Construction and/or Maintenance Contractors
  • Contracts officers, Park & Open Space Managers
  • Local government officers
  • Park & open space planning/design consultants, academics, students

Patrick Beazley

Civil Engineer, SPORTENG

Prior to joining SPORTENG, Patrick worked as a Civil Engineer in Brisbane specialising in flood modelling and land development. Patrick gained experience in the planning, design and construction stages of civil engineering projects. These skills include stormwater design, sewer and water reticulation design as well as flood impact and protection strategies.

Patrick was also member of the greenkeeping team at the Brisbane Cricket Ground (GABBA) working under Head Curator Kevin Mitchell Jr.

His time at SPORTENG has seen Patrick design manage and project manage multiple sporting projects within Australia and New Zealand, ranging from community BMX tracks to the Sydney Football Stadium.

In 2019, Patrick was elected as a member of the Parks and Leisure Australia Generate Network Executive Committee which is a network of young professionals providing a platform for their peers within the Parks and Rec industry to connect and help move the industry forward.

Nicholas Matthews

PLA QLD Regional Councillor

Nicholas is a Chartered Engineer with Australia's leading sport field of play specialist, SPORTENG. He has a decade of experience across sport and recreation facilities in both private and public sectors. Prior to SPORTENG, Nicholas worked with Australia's largest local government contributing to sustainable land development. He has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Queensland and a keen interest in working with individuals from adjacent industries.

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All prices exclude GST and are represented in Australian Dollars.

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