Yarra Sports Strategy

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Council is seeking feedback on its draft Sport and Physical Activity Strategy 2014 – 2019.

The draft strategy acknowledges the importance of an active healthy community and Council’s role in offering a range of quality facilities, programs and opportunities for sport and physical activity.

It also aims to respond to key challenges, including high population growth, increased and changing demand for sport and physical activity, ageing infrastructure and facilities that are already at maximum capacity, and barriers to participation experienced by people with a disability, women, older adults, social housing tenants and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

A copy of the draft strategy appears below:
pdf format Draft Sport and Physical Activity Strategy and Action Plan 2014-19 (397.33 KB)
docx format Draft Sport and Physical Activity Strategy and Action Plan 2014-19 (285.93 KB)

Consultation

In preparing the draft strategy, Council undertook research and community consultation in order to gain an in depth knowledge of current physical activity and sports participation rates, existing facility usage, current service provision, gaps and barriers in current provision, and the future needs of the Yarra community.

A report summarising the key findings of the consultation process appears below:
pdf format Sport and Physical Activity Strategy Consultation Report (425.74 KB)
docx format Sport and Physical Activity Strategy Consultation Report (274.38 KB)

The draft Sport and Physical Activity Strategy includes specific actions that fall under five key objectives:

  • Planning – ensuring a strategic framework for the future delivery of sport and physical activity through the development of local networks and partnerships.
  • Participation – increasing access to and participation in sport and physical activity.
  • Promotion – ensuring that residents, businesses and visitors are aware of and have knowledge about how to access local sport and physical activity opportunities.
  • Capacity building  - building the capacity of local sport and physical activity providers to deliver quality sport and physical education programs that meet the changing needs of the Yarra community.
  • Facilities – Planning for and managing Yarra sports facilities, leisure centres and open spaces in a manner that maximises opportunities for participation in sport and physical activity. 

Have Your Say

Our community is encouraged to share their views on the draft strategy before Thursday 31 July.

Feedback can be submitted to:

Peter Mitten
Yarra City Council  - Recreation Unit
PO Box 168
Richmond
VIC
3121

or by email to:
Peter.Mitten@yarracity.vic.gov.au or via an online feedback form.

Representatives of sports clubs are encouraged to combine their feedback into a single submission to Council on behalf of the club.

Feedback will be considered in preparing a final draft strategy that is expected to be considered by Council for adoption later this year.

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