Hastings Sports Park

Vibrant communities are healthy communities

Hastings District Council wanted to significantly improve the social and cultural outcomes of the region.  They believed the development of a regional sports park could provide some headway towards the desired result.

In response to the brief, Giblin Group prepared a comprehensive report on the social and cultural well-being of the Hawke’s Bay region. This analysed how the region compared to the rest of the country by measurement of a specific set of indicators. This report was subsequently used to inform the development of a social impact assessment of a consolidated sports park, which was proposed to be established within the region, also developed by Giblin Group.

Since its opening, you only need to drive past after school and on the weekends to see how the region has embraced the opportunities the facility has provided the community. A wide age and socio-economic range use the facilities and it is also used by large nationwide events such as Te Matatini.

“Jenni did a fantastic job in helping us to secure critical partnerships and funding support for our internationally significant Len Lye Centre project – what’s more we really enjoyed working with her.”

Barbara McKerrow - Former CEO New Plymouth District Council Chief Executive

“Giblin Group’s work on the Better Business Case process contributed to the development of a compelling piece of work. This project has created a considerable step change framework for the future of our City.”

Gary Poole - Tauranga City Council Chief Executive

“Giblin Group’s knowledge of government practices and procedures on a national and local level is invaluable, and I often find that they are well connected with staff and officials on all levels of Government. Giblin Group scopes their assignments well, provides accurate cost estimates for their services, delivers within the agreed timeframes and always deliver excellent quality work – no project manager can really ask for more!”

Kritzo Venter, Senior Stormwater Engineer, Wanganui District Council

“The work that the Giblin Group completed, in collaboration with our staff, was instrumental in the success the project has had in securing significant funding to this key City initiative. In particular we have found the experience of the Giblin Group to been invaluable in seeking funding from a variety of sources in an increasingly challenging environment.”

Lance Vervoort, General Manager – Community, Hamilton City Council