Over fifteen years, Positive Solutions has built unique experience in the planning of cultural and community facilities – from initial concept development, through demand assessment, to business and operational planning, and assistance in the recruitment of key staff. Our specialism in this field is reflected in projects in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK.
In determining the most appropriate configuration for new or enhanced facilities, and undertaking site evaluations, we have led or contributed to multi-faceted teams – typically including architects, cost consultants and other design and technical specialists.
Beyond the planning of individual facilities we have assisted with masterplanning a number of cultural and creative precincts accommodating a range of arts facilities and commercial and other elements.
Projects have included:
- Cairns Cultural Precinct – feasibility study and business planning for the proposed regional Performing Arts Centre and Museum in Cairns
- Geelong Cultural Precinct – demand assessment and feasibility study for upgrades to the Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Library and Heritage Centre
- NSW Rail Heritage Centre 'Trainworks' – sustainable business model
- 111-117 Sturt Street Melbourne – facilitation and leadership role in the preparation of a Masterplan for this significant cultural precinct
- Brisbane Powerhouse – feasibility study, business planning, recruitment of initial CEO
- Oamuru Opera House, New Zealand - feasibility study and business planning
- New Artists' Studios, Parramata - business plan
- The University of Sydney – a Review of the Seymour Centre
- Auckland City Council – demand assessment for the arts precinct in the Aotea cultural precinct
- Q Theatre – business planning for a new middle scale theatre venue in the heart of Auckland