Pico is a global leader in Total Brand Activation. We specialise in engaging people, creating experiences and activating brands. Leveraging a track record in experience design that spans half a…read more
Dean Hassall Consulting to assist Surf Lifesaving Queensland with development of Statewide Facility Strategy
Respected venue and event industry professional, Dean Hassall, has commenced the major milestone of 10 years of operating Dean Hassall Consulting Pty Ltd (DHC) with the appointment to major industry projects in Queensland and the Northern Territory.
Dean, along with wife and company associate director, Carolynne Hassall, has been commissioned by Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) to assist with delivering the organisation’s Statewide Facilities Strategy.
Funded by the Queensland Government through the Get Planning Spaces Program, the purpose designed data capture, analysis and interpretation exercise will focus on the correlation between SLSQ club facilities, infrastructure and participation. Culminating in the development of a planning framework for SLSQ, the project will lead to a more coordinated, strategic and innovative planning approach to the ongoing provision of facilities for surf life saving participation across the State.
DHC previously developed the Queensland Rugby League (QRL) Statewide Facility Strategy during 2015.
Working in partnership with the QRL and the Sport and Recreation Services arm of the Queensland
Government, the project was cash-flowed through the NRL Innovation Fund. The framework became a highly regarded benchmark strategy for Queensland sports and recreation bodies to align and prioritise facility needs on the basis of participation trends and population projections across definable geographic levels.
Closely following the SLSQ project appointment, DHC has also successfully tendered to assist City of
Darwin with a study, funded by the Northern Territory Government, into infrastructure upgrades and industry benchmarking for the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre.
The project is aimed at giving recommendations to the City of Darwin for increasing venue usage, ensuring compliance with industry standards and legislation, and addressing the ongoing needs of Darwin’s community users and commercial hirers.
DHC continues to deliver a range of managerial, operational and business development solutions for venue owners, operators and industry providers. Since 2009, the two-person firm’s list of high profile clients has progressively broadened in Australian and Asia Pacific markets. The symbiosis between Dean’s venue industry knowledge and leadership, and Carolynne’s expertise in procurement, brand strategy and events coordination, has been a productive blend for the pair’s recent decade in management consulting.
Major projects delivered or underway by DHC over the past 12 months include:
• For the recently announced Kai Tak Multi- Purpose Sports Centre, Hong Kong - sub-contractor advisory services to the KPMG-Advisian Consultancy, in the areas of major public facility operations and management;
• Assistance to Brisbane City Council as a specialist advisor for the 2022 Riverstage Master Plan;
• Provision of strategic, commercial and operational assistance to Netball Queensland for the opening of the new Queensland State Netball Centre;
• Assistance to City of Gold Coast with design input and operational modelling for the proposed Coomera Civic Hub development concept;
• Specialist advisory services in compliance, procurement and supply contracting for the Brisbane Racing Club; and
• Leading and coordinating the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games’ development and negotiation of venue use agreements with competition venues.
Dean Hassall remains a long standing committee member and instructor of the Venue Management Association (Asia and Pacific) Ltd’s highly successful Venue Management School.
Click here to contact Dean Hassall Consulting Pty Ltd via their Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory listing.
Images: Surf Life Saving Queenslanf (top) and the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre (below).
28th December 2018 - Hong Kong Government awards contract for Kai Tak Sports Park development
18th November 2018 - Wi-Fi alerts to keep Queensland beachgoers safe this summer
18th January 2013 - Dean Hassall’s consultancy passes third anniversary
13th March 2012 - Dean Hassall joins Brisbane Racing Club Board
6th June 2011 - Dohnt and Hassall named Venue Professionals of the Year
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
AUSTRALIAN MADE. BUILT NOT BOUGHT. AlphaFit is a 100% Australian owned family company manufacturing gear specifically for the strength and conditioning, functional fitness and high-performance…read more
NovoFit is an exciting and dynamic new company born from two of Australia’s leading commercial fitness equipment suppliers. NovoFit combines over 45 years of industry expertise, delivering state…read more
TJS Services is a leading national facility services provider. We deliver quality cleaning, maintenance, construction and facility management services to over 1,500 sites Australia wide. Our…read more
Felton Industries is Australia’s leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of quality outdoor furniture and has been supplying premium seating solutions for all sporting, commercial, community…read more
Neptune Benson is a manufacturer of high quality water filtration and disinfection products for the recreational, industrial, and municipal water markets. With more than 20,000 installations…read more
ICP is an Australian-based company focused on indoor climbing. ICP will manage your project from initial design to completion and beyond, whether you're building an international-level climbing…read more
Playrope Aqua-Fun, are the Australian & New Zealand exclusive distributors for Vortex Aquatic Structures International, the world leader in aquatic playgrounds and urban water landscapes.…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!