Hayley Lee

Sport and Recreation Consultant

I am a detail-oriented and goal-driven individual, passionate about providing solutions in the sport, parks and recreation sector. I have been involved in projects spanning Aotearoa New Zealand and in Australia, working in sports, play and public spaces along with other sectors such as infrastructure, transport and coastal environments.

My knowledge and experience in the industry has connected me to stakeholders and communities to create personable relationships and produce positive outcomes.

You can contact me for help with

  • Sport and recreational planning
  • Feasibility studies/needs assessments
  • Community and stakeholder engagement
  • Trend analysis
  • Recreational impact assessments
  • Play spaces
  • Project management
  • Open space planning
  • Asset management
  • Research

My expertise

I have been actively involved in sport and recreation, showcased by having played Touch Rugby for New Zealand at the Touch Rugby World Cup 2019, and as a NZ Warrior in the NRL Touch League.  I was also a member of the 2016 Mainland Netball Beko team and, also in 2016, I completed an internship with Canterbury Cricket (marketing and events team). I have been an active mentor and champion of positive mental health in the workplace and was a Sports Coach for International Sports Training Camp in 2017.


  • Bachelor Sport and Recreation Management, Lincoln University

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Commerce

  • Registered Better Business Cases Practitioner

  • IAP2 Certified

  • Accredited Recreation Professional (ARPRo)


  • Recreation Aotearoa member
  • Generate Network member
  • Women in Sport Waitaha member

Xyst in action

I bring a passion for sport and recreation to Xyst, looking to add value and practical solutions across all projects.  Having been involved as a Sport, Parks and Recreation consultant over the past 4 years, with involvement in trend analysis, case study, facilitation development and project management, I am keen to progress and strengthen my knowledge and network within the industry.



Along with Yardstick, our international benchmarking program for local government, if you need research to make good decisions, we can get it for you

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Play Spaces

From redevelopments to new builds, our children need safe, fun play spaces to get them outside for fresh air and exercise

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Asset Management

Having accurate information about assets allows you to make practical, workable decisions about maintaining and developing community spaces

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My Projects

Community Facilities Strategy

The Community Facilities Strategy (CFS) provided direction for decision making, development and management of community facilities in the Waikato District, including tasks such as investment

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