Recreation Strategy

To view a pdf copy of the 2013 Recreation Strategy please click here  (PDF 535Kb)

This plan was adopted by Council at its meeeting held on 7 August 2013.  


The purpose of the strategy is to reinforce the direction provided in the 2005 Strategy and continue to offer direction to Council and the community on the planning and development of recreation opportunities and facilities over the next 10-15 years.

The methodology included an extensive community survey undertaken by Micromex Research.  The feedback identified high levels of satisfaction with sport and recreation facilities and there was no widespread belief within the community that the area requires a specific (new) sporting facility.  Further, 72% of respondent was supportive of a plan to have one key regional sporting complex at Glen Willow. Council’s focus should be on the maintenance and embellishment of existing facilities and the continued development of Glen Willow.

As an outcome of the study, a large number of issues were identified. Many of these are summarised in the following sections of the report. By analysing and integrating these issues, a number of 'high priority' were identified (based on their strategic importance, their relationship to other issues, identified gaps and/or their significance in terms of the level of community need/demand expressed).


Enquiries regarding the Recreational & Open Space Strategic Plan should be directed to Council  on 1300 765 002 or (02) 6378 2850