Territorial Authority Community Sport and Recreation Facility Management Choices in New Zealand: Research Report Research Completed

Title

Territorial Authority Community Sport and Recreation Facility Management Choices in New Zealand: Research Report

Lead Author

Sport New Zealand

Organisation(s)

Report written by Fay Freeman, Freeman Associates for Sport New Zealand

Publication Year

2013

Publisher

Sport New Zealand

Abstract

Sport New Zealand commissioned this research into the full range of sport and recreation facility management choices available to TAs. The aim was to produce a comprehensive and independent view on the range of choices available, and provide guidance on the decision-making process to ensure wise investment in sport and recreation facilities.

There is no ideal model for management of sport and recreation facilities.  Quality facility management resulting in high levels of community access and participation depends on the qualities and skills of those involved in management, marketing and service delivery.

The report, and the accompanying guide, can be used by decision-makers within TAs and by officers who guide and inform TA decision-making.  It may also be of value to professional advisers to TAs, or to companies providing sport and recreation facility management services.

The research report provides information and decision-making processes that can be applied both when planning new sport and recreation facilities, and when considering procurement choices for existing sport and recreation facilities.

This report outlines the key characteristics of each of the different models and their advantages and disadvantages, drawn from research conducted with a range of New Zealand TAs and private providers, and relevant Australian and United Kingdom research.

This research report should be read alongside the companion Territorial Authority Sport and Recreation Facilities Decision Guide.

 

Keywords:

Territorial authorities, local government, councils, facility management, asset management, contracting,

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