Smart Connection Consultancy

03 9421 0133
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PO Box 5247
South Melbourne VIC 3205


Smart Connection Consultancy are a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who have become one of Australia's leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to growing participation in sport and recreation.

They are the technical advisors/consultants to the Australian Rugby Union; National Rugby League; Football Federation Australia; AFL (NSW/ACT) and Football NSW. They are also the co-promoter of the National Sports Convention 2016.

SportEng are experts in the planning, design and construction supervision of sports ‘Fields of Play’. Combining civil engineering with a passion for sport has found both founding Directors Jarrod Hill and Gray Canning working on Australia’s largest stadia projects and local community fields.

Ground Science are one of Australia’s leading geotechnical and environmental consultancies providing detailed understanding of soil and bases to ensure that any construction is strategic and designed for long term benefits. Headed up by Ernie Gmehling (Managing Director) with over 30 years’ experience and more than 30 staff and networks throughout Australia.

Dalton Consulting Engineers (DCE) are a large civil engineering consultancy with expertise in sport, urban development and infrastructure, who are pragmatic in their commitment to best practice and have been working with Smart Connection Consultancy for the past eight years. DCE bring the whole of site expertise to complement the other collaborators.

k20 Architecture are award winning architects who have won acclaim for their sporting facilities; including Port Melbourne Football Club and Community Facility are holistic in their approach. With successful facilities at Ballarat Regional Soccer Facility, Holman Park Football/Netball facilities and many more their Director Theo Kerlidis is committed to making a difference to community outcomes through the way they design integrated buildings.

Melbourne-based Smart Connection Consultancy has established itself as a primary source of information on synthetic sports turf with Director Martin Sheppard writing the Smart Guide to Synthetic Surfaces (3rd Edition). 



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