Otium Planning Group

03 9698 7300
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Level 6
60 Albert Road
South Melbourne VIC 3205


Led by Directors Mike King, Kate Maddock, David Mason and Martin Lambert, each of whom are recognised for their industry experience and achievements, OPG brings together a network of more than 15 staff, eight offices and specialist sub consultants in aquatic, facility and landscape design.

With experience from more than 1,400 aquatic, recreation, open space, sport and venue projects across Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific, OPG is able to provide clients with unparalleled industry expertise and knowledge.

Operating from offices in Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, New Zealand and New Guinea, and with a new office set to open in Canberra OPG can offer a contemporary leisure consultancy service for Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the South Pacific. 

Otium Planning Group offers extensive funding support for sport and recreation projects that start at comprehensive feasibility and market research, detailed business plans and targeted economic and social impact reports.

Projects undertaken by Otium Planning Group directors and staff over the last five 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 contact one of our company Directors or contacts 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.



Otium Planning Group announces the release of a Regional Multi-Use Trails Strategy

The Otium Planning Group has announced the release of a Regional Multi-Use Trails Strategy for Cassowary Coast (CCRC) and Tablelands Regional Council (TRC) regions which they developed…

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Feb 4, 2019 Consultants / Recreation / Tourism /


Confusion over Victorian Government’s refusal of funding for redevelopment of the St Albans Leisure Centre

In a pre-election environment when spending pledges are being announced across Victoria, backers of the planned redevelopment of the St Albans Leisure Centre have been left astounded that…

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Nov 12, 2018 Aquatics / Consultants / Finance / Recreation /


Gurri Wanyarra Wellbeing Centre opening marks 100th facility landmark for consultant Michael King

The weekend opening of the City of Greater Bendigo’s new aquatic and recreation centre at Kangaroo Flat, the Gurri Wanyarra Wellbeing Centre, not only represents one of the…

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Oct 29, 2018 Aquatics / Consultants / Finance / Recreation / Sport /