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Territorial authority sport & rec facilities decision guide

This guide contains the information and decision-making processes applied when planning new sport and recreation facilities, and when considering procurement for existing sport and recreation facilities. 

The guide, and accompanying research report, can be used by decision-makers within Territorial Authorities (TAs) and by officers who guide and inform TA decision-making. 

It outlines the key characteristics of each of the different models and their advantages and disadvantages, drawn from research conducted with a range of New Zealand TAs and private providers and relevant Australian and United Kingdom research. 

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