106 Architects is an award-winning community and sport-specialist architecture and design practice dedicated to connecting and strengthening communities across Australia and New Zealand. Led by Olympian and Commonwealth Games Silver Medallist Dion Gosling, the 106 Architects team have all the skills and capability required to help you take your project from concept to final occupation.
At 106 Architects, we live for sports, leisure, and community facilities – having been focused and immersed in fields, courts, tracks, jumps, indoor and outdoor play spaces – sport infrastructure – all our life. We are currently working on a range of quality sports- and education-related community facilities across Australia and New Zealand providing sports-specialist design and technical knowledge.
Our track record and experience covers multiple codes and sports, across a wide range of projects – from park amenities to regional stadia; elite high performance training and competition venues, regional indoor arena, to local, community facilities and sportsfields.
Dion Gosling, as Director of 106 Architects, has an innate understanding of the subtleties and technical requirements of outdoor sports fields and indoor sports halls bringing perspective from the athlete, administrator, coach, management and Board level. Since 1990 when travelling the world as part of the NZ Men’s Hockey Team Dion has grown knowledge of global international best practice in order to apply locally.
Through roles with the NZ Olympic Committee and now as Chair of the Oceania Hockey Federation Competitions and Events Committee, Dion is a leader in the holistic assembly of outdoor and indoor sports facilities development. Through the application of Third Place Thinking TM, Dion is providing thought-leadership and change in the way we connect our sports facilities with our communities.
Dion has undertaken masterplanning and feasibility work, business case development, concept and detailed design, delivery and the project management of a range of projects that relate to the Sports and Play Industry sector:
Selected Services and Reference Projects:
Namatjira Park Masterplan (in collaboration with theCommunityCollective.) – a sports and community masterplan incorporating an existing 12.1HA reserve site and a 634ha wetlands catchment area in Clayton South. The Park provides diversity of opportunities including social, family, sport, recreation, play and environment experiences with a single oval, single tennis court, sporting pavilion, bowls club and bistro, skate park, playground, tennis wall, basketball half court, and dog off-leash park
Colin Maiden Park– a broad masterplan review for tennis, soccer, rugby, netball, cricket, AFL, hockey along with commercial sports sector support services, including the new two-turf artificial hockey development as a multisport shared club facility
New Plymouth Multisport Hub – a 38ha multisport redevelopment over an existing racecourse to include 14 outdoor netball and multiuse courts, artificial soccer/rugby field, artificial hockey turf, 8 outdoor natural grass fields incorporating artificial and natural cricket wickets, cricket training nets, informal play and social zones for events and day-to-day community activities
Nga Puna Wai Sports Hub – a 32ha sports field development including full IAAF-certified athletics track, warm up track and dedicated throws high performance centre, 3 FIH Global Elite hockey turf surfaces, community sports fields, 24 hardcourt tennis courts, NRL-standard rugby league facilities
Indoor Arena and Sports Halls
New Plymouth Multisport Hub – a new 6-court indoor regional facility incorporating capacity for 3,000 seating for international netball and basketball events, hosting and media facilities, as well as local club-level multicode shared amenities as part of the wider sports park development
Matamata Indoor Community Sports Centre – a new 2-court local community development to be located on the Matamata College grounds. The facility serves as a key partnership between school, community and sports users
Fraser Park Sportsville – a new multisport centre located amongst the existing community sportsfields. The facility includes a 600sq.m multiuse indoor activity zone, 6 squash courts, café, gym, offices, meeting and social function rooms. 8 changing rooms service the outdoor sports of rugby, hockey, soccer, cricket and an artificial multiuse 3G turf\
Outdoor Active Zones & Informal Play Areas
Namatjira Park Masterplan (in collaboration with theCommunityCollective.) – a sports and community masterplan incorporating a new skate park, playground, tennis wall, basketball half court, pick-up-play areas, parking and dog off-leash park connected to an existing bowls club and natural wetlands area
‘The Boroughs’ Basketball Courts – a new 5-court outdoor sports project on sites across Auckland. The project aimed to engage youth with outdoor recreation activity using basketball as the catalyst. The project was a public-private commercial partnership between Auckland Council and SPARK (telecom)\
Learn to Ride Track – a disused area of hardcourt asphalt – the size of two netball courts – was converted into a temporary Learn to Ride adventure course for the local community. A concept for design was generated by the rich history and cultural characteristics of the local community – the track created simply by the use of road paint
Artificial Turf Sports Fields
A number of artificial sportsfields have been project managed and delivered by 106 Architects – Colin Maiden Park two-turf hockey field development; Metro Park artificial hockey field; Hamilton Boys’ High School artificial tennis, rugby/football, hockey field development project; Bill McKinlay Park artificial soccer field; Mt Roskill Grammar School artificial hockey turf and natural fields development; Auckland Grammar School artificial hockey and rugby/soccer field development
SOUTH HURSTVILLE NSW
Acousto-Scan Pty Ltd is an ISO/IEC 17205 Laboratory that specialises in testing sporting and playground surfaces. They have over 20 years’ experience in testing both installations and products.
Their accreditations include NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia), FIFA (Federation Intenationale de Football Association), IRB (International Rugby Board), AFL (Australian Football League), CA (Cricket Australia), ITF (International Tennis Federation), FIH (International Hockey Federation). They are an ISS Scientific Body Member.
Acousto-Scan has been directly involved with the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, Pacific Games, FIFA gold projects and World Cups.
DANDENONG SOUTH, VIC
APT Asia Pacific is a vertically integrated manufacturer of textile yarns, synthetic grass, coatings, and adhesives.
The complete range includes artificial turf for any sporting or landscape application, as well as polyurethane-based coatings for athletics tracks, indoor gymnasium flooring applications, industrial flooring, roofing, as well as cushioned acrylic surfaces for court sport applications.
The Australasian Wire Industry Association Inc. is a non-profit organisation formed by companies involved in the manufacturing sector to support the long term development and prosperity of the wire industry throughout the Australian, New Zealand, Pacific and South East Asian region.
Member companies are involved in all aspects of the industry from wire manufacturers and raw material suppliers, to wire products manufacturers, machinery suppliers and ancillary service providers.
The Association’s inaugural meeting was held on the 4th March 1993 in Melbourne, Australia. The founding members were coil spring manufacturers who were members of the Spring Manufacturers Association of Australia which had been formed in 1963.
The Association has now grown to include around 100 companies involved within the wire industry throughout the region. We now have additional sub associations to give specific information and services to these groups.
All members belong to the AWIA and can also nominate themselves to be a listed as a member of any of the sub associations.
These above-mentioned sub associations include: Australasian Wire Industry Association (AWIA), Australasian Fence Industry Association (AFIA), Reinforcing Steel Manufacturers Association (RSMA) and Temporary Fencing Association Australasia (TFAA).
SAPIA’s link with Australasian Leisure Management sees the Association recognise the magazine as its ‘Official Publication’, with all SAPIA members receiving a copy of the printed magazine (mailed six times a year) as a membership benefit.
SAPIA members can also receive the Australasian Leisure Management e-news with the latest news from across the industry by signing up at www.ausleisure.com.au/newsletter/
Australasian Leisure Management is a business magazine aimed at those who work and manage in all areas of the leisure industry, with sport, venues, play, surfaces and safety key areas of coverage.
For over 30 years the Australian Sports Foundation has helped clubs and organisations from the grassroots and community level, to professional and elite national level, and individual athletes to fundraise for sport.
They have helped raise over $300 million in additional funding for Australian sport which has resulted in more opportunities for people to participate in sport at all levels.
With almost 2,000 projects and 1,200 organisations and athletes signed up, they received $32 million from more than 9,800 donations in 2016 alone!
Fundraising4Sport (F4S) is their main fundraising program and it is just that; fundraising for large organisations through to individual athletes, from grassroots to professional and representative levels.
And they want to help you and your clients too!
Each project is set up with their very own personalised project page and secure donation platform which they can then share with their communities to raise awareness.
The Australian Sports Foundation is uniquely positioned to enable philanthropic support to Australian sport by providing tax deductibility for donations made to projects signed up. This means that donations of $2 or more made through the Australian Sports Foundation allow donors to claim a tax deduction.
To sign up your organisation, or for more information on the Australian Sports Foundation, contact their friendly Sports Partnership Management team on 02 6214 7868 or email email@example.com.
To find out how other organisations have successfully fundraised visit asf.org.au/resources/success-stories/ or follow their Facebook page to be kept up-to-date.
For more information, visit asf.org.au.
Design – Create – Play
Bruce’s Playgrounds & Landscaping are landscape, rubber softfall and playground solution specialists.
Operating withing Canberra and Southern NSW for over 20 years, Bruce’s Playgrounds provide landscaping solutions to domestic, commercial and government clients. Let us design and create a safe, colourful and clean alternative to existing tanbark or sand with our interactive rubber surfaces.
MOONEE PONDS, VIC
Offering a variety of acrylic surfacing systems for all your sporting needs, California Sports Surfaces is at the forefront of acrylic surface technology with market leading brands such as Plexipave, Rebound Ace, Premier Sports Coatings, Impact (indoor multipurpose), Top Deck Cricket Wicket and Sports & Rec. Along with Deco-Turf as Official Surface to the US Open, Plexipave and Rebound Ace are known as the two leading and most prestigious surfaces in the tennis industry due to their adoption as the former Official Surfaces of the Australian Open. These systems provide comfortable and high performance surfaces for tennis, netball, cricket, cycling, backyard basketball, multipurpose and domestic/commercial protective coating projects. Manufacturing the finest acrylic sport surfacing materials in the world, we team with highly qualified approved applicator/sports court builders nationally & worldwide who are accredited in the ‘supply & install’ of our products.
Cool Rubber is rapidly becoming a leader in the import and distribution of rubberized playground safety surfacing. We source the best materials so our rubber play surfaces are clean, safe and made to last. Cool Rubber works tirelessly to ensure we adhere to Australian Standards and guidelines for safe public playgrounds. A thorough third-party, laboratory-testing program insures that all products meet the required standards and that quality levels are strictly maintained.