News & Industry Insights

** Empowering Women in Sports: The Play Our Way Program **

Exciting news for all sports enthusiasts and champions of gender equality! 🌟

The Australian Government has launched the Play Our Way program, a groundbreaking initiative designed to tackle the participation barriers faced by women and girls in sports and physical activity.

With a generous funding of $200 million, the program is set to run over three years, from 2024–25 to 2026–27. This initiative is not just about funding; it’s about creating local solutions that foster safe, inclusive, and sustainable sporting environments.

Local governments, community organizations, not-for-profits, and sporting organizations are encouraged to apply for grants that will help provide quality facilities, equipment, and initiatives. It’s time to level the playing field and ensure that women and girls have more equal opportunities to engage in sports for life.

Applications for the grant opportunity are open until 2 pm on 29 April 2024 (AEST). Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this transformative journey. Let’s play our way to a more inclusive and active future!

#PlayOurWay #GenderEquality #InclusiveSports #sport #clubs #communityempowerment

🐾 Meet Oscar, the Pawsitively Perfect Team Member at COHA Group! 🐾

We’re thrilled to introduce the furriest member of our team, Oscar, COHA Group’s newest ‘Pawject Manager’!

With every wag of his tail, Oscar spreads cheer and motivation, helping us all to stay fur-cused (sorry about that!) on our goals. 🐶✨

His canine intuition and cuddly demeanor have unleashed a wave of positivity throughout the office. Whenever the workload gets ruff, Oscar is there reminding us to paws and take a breather.

So, let’s give it up for Oscar, who’s proving that sometimes the best things in life are furry. 🐕‍🦺👏

#TeamCOHA #OfficeDog #CavoodleCraze #PawsAndEffect #BarkingUpTheRightTree

COHA Group will be holding a stand at the Australasian Hospitality and Gaming Expo in Brisbane on 20 and 21 March at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

The AHG Expo is one of the premier events in the hospitality and gaming industry, and COHA Group are proud to be a part of it. Our team are looking forward to meeting current and new clients and other attendees across both days, to discuss all things hospitality. Drop in for a chat about your next club development and find out why dozens of clubs are choosing to engage independent Project Managers to guide them through their design and construction projects.

If you are attending the conference, be sure to stop by our stand and say hello. We would love to meet you and learn more about your business. See you in Brisbane!

#AHGExpo #AHGExpo2024 #conference #COHAGroup #projectmanagement #independence #probity #clubfirst #design #construction #redevelopment


The Kurrawa Surf Life Saving Club is one of the most famous surf life saving beaches in Australia ............

COHA Group were engaged by the Club to project manage the proposed redevelopment of this iconic surf club. After a long a storied history, the club made the bold move of demolishing its former clubhouse back in 2017 and build a brand-new greenfield surf life saving and supporters club next door, a decision that has proven to be enormously successful. Since then, the club has been setting record patronage numbers and this success has required a further expansion of its dining area, with a new undercover external dining terrace, expanded beachside cafe, and surf lifesaving training room refurbishment to enhance what is already, the leading surf club in the country.

COHA Group are delighted to announce the appointment of Goris Co Projects who have been selected after a competitive design and construct tender. Goris Co Projects are a local Gold Coast based contractor who have demonstrated a shared passion for this project and are ready to deliver a quality outcome in time for the World Surf Life Savings Championships, that will be held in August 2024 – at none other than the world famous Kurrawa Beach.

Project Manager / Superintendent - COHA Group
Builder – Goris Co Projects
Building Design -  Scott Bowden
Structural Engineer -  Motus Engineering
Electrical Engineer – ADP Consulting Brisbane
Hydraulic Engineer – H Design
Building Certification -  Coastline Certification
Quantity Surveyor – Rider Levett Bucknall
F&B Designer – Commerical Kitchen Company
Town Planning – Planit Consulting

#projectmanagement #COHAGroup #gorisco #sport #clubs #suflifesaving #surfclub #worldchampionships #community  #construciton #design #goldcoast #kurrawa #clubs

Exciting new roles at COHA Group...

#projectmanagement #sport #hospitality

Congratulations to COHA Group`s own Paul Coory for being elected to the Committee for Brisbane Management Committee for a two year term.

Paul joins a number of talented and motivated individuals across a broad cross section of the Brisbane business community who he can`t wait to start collaborating with over the coming two years as they help lead the discussion and encourage the implementation of a legacy that goes well beyond sport and 2032 - but creates permanent social and economic change - in this (soon to be) global city and region.

#committeeforbrisbane #socialchange #ecomonicchange #beyond2032 #brisbane #legacy #property #inclusion #equity #sport


COHA Group is proud to be co-sponsoring the upcoming event from The Committee for Brisbane on 2 November titled "Queensland`s Sports Tech Industry: On the Rise". We are excited to be a part of this conversation about the future of sports tech in Queensland and to be co-hosting with the team at VAILO.

This event will include a stellar panel and moderator (Professor Sarah Kelly OAM, Kate Davies, Tim Klar, Jon Shepherd, and Dr Martin Shlegel) with a Keynote address from the Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe, Minister for Tourism, Innovation and Sport.
The sports tech industry in SEQ is growing rapidly. With the support of the Queensland Government, a strong sporting culture, a large number of elite athletes, and QLD becoming a global hub for innovation and technology, the sports tech sector has the potential to be a $1 billion industry in SEQ, offering exciting opportunities for businesses and individuals, including the development of new and innovative ways to improve the performance and safety of athletes, new ways to engage and entertain sports fans and the development of smart stadiums that use technology to improve the experience for spectators.
#sport #sportstech #innovation #queensland #seq #athletes #olympics #engagement #smarttechnology