Wollondilly Community, Cultural & Civic Precinct Strategic Review

The Strategic Review was developed to advise Wollondilly Shire Council of the most appropriate type of performance venue for the new development project which is currently being undertaken as part of the Wollondilly Community, Cultural & Civic Precinct project in Picton, including preliminary operational financials for the first year of operation. Summary of Services DeliveredThe[…]

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Marian St Theatre Business Case

Hawkridge Entertainment Services were engaged by Ku-ring-gai Council to review and update the business case for the proposed redevelopment of the Marian St Theatre in Killara. The study was divided into three key actions which are described in the following detail.Analysis of current Business CaseReview current business case;Identification of shortfalls/updating requirements;Operating model review including discussion[…]

Georges River Sporting Museum

Georges River Sporting Museum Feasibility Study

Tim Long and Frank Howarth from Hawkridge Entertainment Services were engaged by Georges River Council to undertake a feasibility Study on developing a Sporting Museum in the Georges river area. The Georges River Sporting Museum Feasibility Study analysed the proposed space for the sporting museum in terms of size and type of function that was[…]

Issues and Options Paper for the Performing Arts

Issues and Options Paper for Performing Arts Spaces (Indoor and Outdoor)

Hawkridge Entertainment Services were engaged by Coffs Harbour City Council to deliver an Issues and Options Paper for Performing Arts Spaces (Indoor and Outdoor).  The brief included reviewing and analysing outdoor and indoor performing arts, event and conference facilities, spaces and locations across the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area (LGA).  It also included identifying organisations[…]

Ryde Central Cultural and Community Hub

Ryde Central Project – ‘The New Heart of Ryde’

The City of Ryde Council engaged Hawkridge Entertainment Services to the project team that will deliver the ‘New Heart of Ryde’, a Civic, Community & Cultural Hub at Top Ryde. Hawkridge Entertainment Services has assisted the City of Ryde Council in the design of the Community and Cultural Hub, providing specialist infrastructure design advise on[…]

Ryde Central Cultural & Community Hub Financial Model

The Financial Model for the Ryde Central Cultural & Community Hub was developed to assist the City of Ryde Council to further understand the financial and operational implications of building and operating the hub. The development of data for the Cultural & Community Hub Financial Model was undertaken between February and March 2019. Revenue and[…]

Marian Street Theatre Cafe Feasibility Study

The Marian Street Theatre Feasibility Study was conducted for Ku-ring-gai Council between August and September 2019 with the principal aim of investigating the feasibility of the concept for a café to be developed as part of the Marian Street Theatre project. The study analysed the proposed space for the café within the theatre in terms[…]

Flume Pools Review – International Centre for Training Excellence

The purpose of this report is to outline the background and potential inclusion of a swimming flume as part of the ICTE, specifically addressing: • A review of Flume Pools;• User groups/potential utilisation – type of athlete/swimming/rowing etc.;• Likelihood of use/potential attraction in having the equipment;• Indicative cost;• Benefits/risks of including swimming flume Pools in[…]

City of Ryde Cultural Facilities Review

The Cultural Facilities Review was undertaken throughout February, March and April of 2019 and aimed to gain a clear outline of the cultural infrastructure currently within the City of Ryde as well as the broader region, the future potential cultural infrastructure and ultimately determine how to ensure that the provision of infrastructure was appropriate. Hawkridge[…]

Mounties Entertainment Precinct Feasibility Study

The Mounties Entertainment Precinct Feasibility Study is a review of the concept for an entertainment precinct adjacent to the Mt Pritchard Mounties club. The precinct proposed includes a range of entertainment options including: Food and beverage options; Virtual Reality Gaming; Esports arena; Video Arcades; Conferencing spaces; Party rooms; Karaoke. The study was divided into five[…]