Project Management

Project Management Services is a dynamic, highly skilled and experienced business unit of Community Solutions specialising in the development of quality and innovative projects and services to support community, government, university and business organisations throughout Queensland, Australia and South East Asia.

Quality Projects and Services

Current and previous projects and services have included:

  • Sports Development, Marketing and Administration
  • School and Community Programs
  • Resource Development
  • Conference Management
  • Sports Training Camps (for individuals, athletes and teams)
  • Event Development and Management

Events and Projects

Community Solutions has successfully developed and managed the following projects and events including:

Australian Secondary Schools Alcohol and Drug (ASSAD) Survey

In 2014, Community Solutions collected data in 65 Queensland schools on behalf of the Cancer Council Queensland as a part of the Australian Secondary Schools Alcohol and Drug Survey. The ASSAD surveys are conducted nationally every three years and are a significant indicator of drug use behaviours in young people. The ASSAD surveys inform prevention and early intervention strategies with young people implemented throughout the country. For further information on the Queensland data collection, contact Tendai Dawkins at tendai.dawkins@communitysolutions.org.au

Project Goodwill – 2001 Goodwill Games Brisbane

Project Goodwill was developed by the 2001 Goodwill Games Brisbane, supported by the Queensland State Government and managed by Community Solutions. The aim of the project was to develop and implement a high profile school and community project that provided the opportunity for approximately 50,000 of Queensland’s young people to be inspired by the excitement and positive role models associated with the 2001 Goodwill Games.

The aim was supported by the following objectives:

  • Create a positive image of the Goodwill Games as being supportive of the needs and aspirations of young people (particularly those who were disadvantaged) who would not otherwise of have had the opportunity to attend
  • inspire young people, their schools, families and communities by their collective attendance at the Games
  • Develop and implement an effective and efficient project strategy that utilises minimal resources for maximum result within stated timelines

Launched by Queensland’s Premier, Mr Peter Beattie, on 14 June 2001, this unique project created an unprecedented response from more than 650 Queensland primary, secondary and special schools that applied. Project Goodwill received extensive support from Education Queensland, Queensland Rail and Australia post, with additional support provided by the Queensland Olympic Council.

“The 2001 Goodwill Games is excited to have a regional organisation like Community Solutions managing our Project Goodwill 2001 initiative.  It is especially appropriate because Project Goodwill is all about giving school students right across Queensland, the opportunity to witness the excitement of the athletics at the 2001 Goodwill Games. The project management skills and customer service of Community Solutions (in particular, General Manager David Curd), has been nothing short of outstanding.” Campbell Rose, Chief Executive Officer, 2001 Brisbane Goodwill Games

Western Bulldogs AFL Football Club Community Camp –
Sunshine Coast (2003, 2004 and 2005)

Community Solutions Group Ltd formed a productive association with Melbourne-based Western Bulldogs AFL Football Club in the areas if training, education, employment and sports administration. In 2002-03, Community Solutions Group Ltd was engages to conduct an independent Strategic and Organisational Reviww of the Western Bulldogs’ Training and Education Centre (WBTEC) and the conceptual development of the $30m Whitten Oval Redevelopment and Community Services Hub.

In addition, in 2003, Community Solutions Group Ltd coordinated the Sunshine Coast Community Camp and the ‘Bulldogs Big Day Out’ to coincide with the Brisbane-based game against the Brisbane Lions.

Quincy Quek – Singapore Golf – Intensive 5-week Training Camp (2004)

Quincy Quek is one of the best young amateur golfers in Singapore. In November-December 2004, Quincy undertook a five-week intensive training camp on the Sunshine Coast managed by Community Solutions Group Ltd. Community Solutions coordinated all facets of Quincy’s training camp including coaching, access to the Coolum PGA Championships, gym and personal training schedules, specialised coaching on the Gold Coast, tutoring, homestay and provided access to numerous cultural and lifestyle experiences.

Sunshine Coast Schoolies Week (1997-2006)

The Sunshine Coast Schoolies Week celebration was a highly successful community strategy enjoying the support of youth, parents, schools, media, accommodation providers and businesses, as well as local and state government departments. It is exclusively for youth aged between 16 and 18 years of age and provides safe, high quality, drug and alcohol free entertainment on every night during the Schoolies Week celebrations. It is coordinated by the Sunshine Coast Schoolies Week Taskforce, an extensive transport service and security strategy, the Sunshine Coast Street Angels and a 24 hour Safety Net Service for young people requiring care and support.

International Drug Education in Schools Conference – Noosa, Queensland (2003)

This Conference was attended by delegates from throughout Australia and other countries including Austria, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Belgium, Canada and USA. The conference consisted of a two day program of international speakers and a three day skills development workshop for school teachers and administrators.

Wide Bay Events, Sport and Recreation Conference (2002 and 2003)

The 2002 and 2003 Wide Bay Sports and Events Management Conference was held in Maryborough’s state-of-the-art Brolga Theatre. As well as featuring valuable information for organisers of community festivals and events, the full day conference was an important professional development opportunity for sporting clubs, Councils, schools and students within the sports, leisure, recreation and event management sectors.

Alcohol Free Dance Parties – Sunshine Coast, Queensland (1997 – 2006)

In conjunction with the Wharf Tavern Mooloolaba, Community Solutions Group Ltd hosted 2-3 Alcohol-Free Dance Parties each year for 16-18 year olds. The aim of the Dance Parties was to allow students to access quality and safe entertainment in an alcohol and drug free environment and meet and interact with fellow students.

 

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