National Aquatic and Recreation Infrastructure Conference

Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th July

 

With the desire for Aquatic, recreation and sports center’s to be more flexible to encourage more people to be active this conference will bring together global and Australian leading thinkers, practitioners and case studies to showcase planning, design, architecture, technology, management practices and innovative solutions that will encourage more of the community to be active through play, recreation and sport in community facilities.

 

Facilities and Places Need to Be More Flexible to Activate the Community

Community Recreation and Sports Facilities of the future will need to be designed so that they link the outside with the inside, providing integrated spaces for activities, community events, health and wellbeing, with as much emphasis on fun and ability to create excitement as well as some of the traditional facilities. The National Aquatic and Recreation Infrastructure Conference will draw on the latest design and management practices to both plan for the future of the wider community needs while also exploring how to retro-fit facilities for the future needs of the community. In addition, the conference will explore the growing global trends to invent new facilities and trails in parks and around the urban sprawl that activates the community in new ways.

Bringing together global and Australian leading thinkers, practitioners and case studies to showcase planning, design, architecture, technology, management practices and innovative solutions that will encourage more of the community to be active through play, recreation and sport in community facilities. Plenary Sessions may include:

  • Global trends in local settings – bringing together key global organisations to share their thinking on future trends 2030 and what we should be expecting to see in infrastructure
  • Taking sport, recreation and fitness to the Streets -what can we learn from Street Sport and embracing the opportunities such as Multi-use games areas, Ninja programs, outdoor climbing walls, innovative play spaces, outdoor pools in rivers and fitness trails around parks etc.
  • Innovative Approaches to Refurbishing and repositioning older facilities – on a budget
  • Build it and People Will Come – Sports facilities are becoming a differentiator for schools and Universities. What are some of the developments, the key thinking and how can these be beneficial to local communities?
  • Urbanisation of Community Participation – what are people really looking to do in inner cities?

 

Conference Streams

There will be two workshop streams over the two days for delegates to participate in, including:

  • Planning and Design for the Next Generation of Users
  • Refurbishment and Repositioning Older Facilities

A full program will be available in February 2018.

The key sponsors of the National Sports Convention will be announced soon.