Yarra Sports Strategy

Squad swimIn 2008 Council adopted a five year plan to expand and facilitate sport in the City of Yarra.
The Yarra Sports Strategy addresses issues such as equity and accessibility to local sporting facilities and activities.

Given the strong link between physical activity and personal health, Council wants more people in Yarra to enjoy getting active and participating in sport and exercise.

To achieve this there needs to be appropriate facilities, programs and services available for all sections of the community.

The Yarra Sports Strategy provides:

  • Participation levels in various sporting activities in Yarra and forecasts of future levels
  • Usage levels of Yarra’s sporting facilities
  • Clarification of the role that Council will take in supporting and developing sport
  • Avenues for strengthening partnerships with other sports providers (ie. Community clubs, private providers, schools)
  • An assessment of the capability of Council’s sporting facilities to meet the sporting needs of the community
  • An identification of the demand for sport in Yarra and gaps in the provision of sports and sporting facilities
  • An identification of barriers and restrictions that inhibit participation in sport and what support is required to overcome these
  • How new/additional sports can be provided for within Yarra, whilst continuing to support existing groups.

 pdf format Yarra Sports Strategy 2008-2012 (1.71MB)

New Yarra Sports and Physical Activity Strategy

Council is developing a new Sports and Physical Activity Strategy for the next five years.

The strategy aims to increase opportunities for our community to be physically active, regardless of age, gender or ability. It will look at the needs of Yarra residents and address ways that Council can improve its infrastructure, facilities, services and programs to encourage more people to enjoy the physical and social benefits of exercise.

In early 2013, Council sought feedback from the community about what sports and activities people participate in and what Council can do to make it easier and more enjoyable for more people to become active.

A draft of the strategy is expected to be considered for adoption by Council in 2014.

 Further information
Stuart Grant
Team Leader Recreation
9205 5735

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