Examples of our Work

Paatsch Group is led by Brad Paatsch, one of Australia’s leading specialists in the sport, leisure and stadia sector.

Brad has been intimately involved in the development of some of Australia’s most recent innovative and iconic sporting infrastructure.

Optus Stadium

Optus Stadium

Planning and operational implementation of the billion-dollar 60,000 seat Optus Stadium.

Cockburn ARC

Cockburn ARC

Led the development of the $110M joint community and Fremantle Football Club elite administration and training facility.

Subiaco East

Planning for the development of new recreation facilities on the previous Subiaco Oval site.

Eureka Stadium

Feasibility Study into the redevelopment of Eureka Stadium in Ballarat in regional Victoria for AFL, A-League, NRL and ARU standard games.

Tennis Australia

Tennis Australia – Event Operations Review

Scott Dinsdale and Brad Paatsch from Paatsch Group worked with Tennis Australia Operations and related staff and management to develop directional findings across Event Operations processes, practices, systems and organisational frameworks, including a deep dive on digital and technology enablement and collaboration (internal & external) and its relationship to event operations. The review was designed to inform and drive execution for Tennis Australia Operations in the following 18 – 36 months.

Mariners Centre of Excellence

Business Case for the Central Coast Mariners A-League team for a new $30 million state of the art sporting complex in Tuggerah on the NSW Central Coast. The complex includes a full range of sporting, community and commercial facilities to ensure the sustainability and on and off field success of the Mariners franchise.


Byrnecut Group Project Feasibility 

Byrnecut is an internationally renowned specialist underground mining contractor offering a unique range of services and depth of experience and is the leading mechanised underground mining contractor in Australia.  Paatsch Group assisted Byrnecut with a business case and project planning for a major mining equipment manufacturing project. Details of the project are confidential, with the equipment designed to incorporate modern low emission drive systems for use in underground mining applications.

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Football West Commercial Management 

We are proud to be involved with this global sport. Working closely with Football West, we have developed their corporate partnership acquisition and retention strategy across the organisation.  Our energies have been focused on a number of pillars that are crucial for football in Western Australia.  Some of these include social responsibility, regional pathways, women’s football, inclusive programmes and aboriginal engagement.  Furthermore, we are leading the way with our COVID 19 recovery strategies.  

West Australian Football League (WAFL) Facilities Review

On behalf of the West Australian Football Commission, Paatsch Group undertook a review of the lessons learnt from recent WAFL facility redevelopments to establish facility benchmarks for the remaining WAFL clubs as they embark on or continue to progress their own respective redevelopment projects. A key outcome was to ensure focus on community integration and commercial sustainability in WAFL facility development.

AFLW and Tier 2 AFL Venue Assessment for Perth

With the establishment of the AFLW competition in 2017, the expansion and growth of the WAWFL competition and the overall growth of women’s football there has become increasing pressure on provision of quality facilities suitable for women’s football.
The inclusion of a West Coast Eagles team into the AFLW competition in 2020 has resulted in a need to establish a high-level venue in Perth to cater for AFLW games. The WAFC, in conjunction with the AFL, appointed Paatsch Group to explore the potential for Leederville Oval to become the AFLW marquee venue/Tier 2 AFL venue in Perth.