Sport & Recreation Strategy

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The purpose of this Sport and Recreation Strategy is to provide long term planning for Council’s contribution to the community’s future active and passive recreational pursuits. It is also to ensure that the City of Burnside is able to meet the minimum needs of our community in a socially, environmentally and financially sustainable and responsible manner.

The Strategy will allow Council to plan for future service provision, as well as be able to consider opportunities as they arise in a strategic, regional and holistic manner.

The City of Burnside Strategic Community Plan “Be the Future of Burnside 2012-2025” sets out a desired outcome for sport and recreation services in the City. This desired outcome is to deliver a range of fit for purpose sport and recreational opportunities and facilities that foster healthy lifestyle pursuits.

Council’s approach to deliver this desired outcome is to:

  1. Ensure public spaces meet the future needs of our community and provide for a variety of vibrant and inspirational opportunities, encouraging participation by the community; and
  2. Create and facilitate access to diverse sustainable leisure, recreation and sporting facilities and programs that are safe for people of all ages and abilities.

The City of Burnside is committed to providing fit for purpose sport and recreation facilities to deliver its strategic community plan desired outcomes. Council acknowledges that participation in community sport and recreation activities is fundamental to our residents’ social well-being and not only provides enjoyment but produces health, physical, mental, social and economic benefits for our community.

The Strategy allows Council to plan for future service provision, as well as be able to consider opportunities as they arise in a strategic, regional and holistic manner.