Otium Planning Group

03 9046 2316
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Suite 19, Waterman Workspaces
Level 1, 678 Victoria Street
Richmond VIC 3121


Otium Planning Group is a contemporary sport and leisure consultancy providing services in planning, facility development, management and funding for the sport, recreation and leisure industries throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific.

We are an industry leader in sport and leisure planning and seek innovative solutions to meet client needs and research trends here and overseas. Our industry experience means we can support our clients in every facet of sport and recreation. We understand local needs and have staff with extensive experience working in all states and territories who ensure clients have direct and responsive project managers.

Otium offers clients support in all aspects of the industry from planning to implementation and review. From concepts to feasibility and management; from whole of city strategies to individual master plans; from local event planning to international facilities; and from needs assessment to program and facility responses. Our services are built around four key areas: Planning, Managing, Funding and Consulting.

Projects undertaken by Otium directors and staff over the last four years have attracted more than $200 million in funding support, so we have the Scale + Reach + Capacity +Track Record to help your next project.

To find out more about Otium Planning Group, please contact one of our company Directors to discuss your specific project needs.

Experience includes: Master Planning - Urban Planning - Strategic planning - Open Space Planning - Leisure and Aquatic Facilities - International Events and Legacy Planning - Outdoor Recreation - Active and Healthy Strategies - Commercial Recreation and Leisure - Facility evaluations and Audits - Facility Commissioning - Planning and management reviews - Benchmarking - Program Design and Evaluation - Expert Witness - Project Management and Support Feasibility Studies - Funding Strategies - Financial modelling of leisure facilities - Grant applications - Benefit assessment - Business case analysis - Market Research - Stakeholder Engagement - Community Engagement - Club training and support programs - Facilitation and Mediation - Communication strategies. 



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