Draft Sport and Active Recreation Strategy 2024-2034

Published on 22 May 2024


The Yarriambiack Shire Council is currently developing a Sport and Active Recreation Strategy, to guide the sport and active recreation infrastructure planning and programming across the next 10 years. 

Sport and active recreation play an important role in maintaining and improving the health and wellbeing of the Yarriambiack community. The purpose of the Sport and Active Recreation Strategy is to provide a roadmap for further development of sport and active recreation to support strong communities through the provision of a diverse range of accessible sport and active recreation opportunities and infrastructure. The Strategy has been developed to identify sport and active recreation trends and challenges facing Yarriambiack Shire Council and provides direction to enable Council and other stakeholders to respond appropriately. 


Key Outcomes

Key outcomes of the strategy include:        
  • Increasing participation opportunities in sport and active recreation through the upgrade and/or development of new or existing infrastructure. 

  • Improving participation of under-represented groups such as minority groups and new arrivals and improve physical and mental health and wellbeing in communities experiencing long-term socio-economic disadvantage. 

  • Developing culturally sensitive spaces for key facilities through authentic engagement and self-determination. 

  • Supporting gender equality and inclusive participation in local sport by investing in well-designed and high-quality facilities. With due consideration given to the State Government Fair Access Policy roadmap. 

  • Supporting strategic planning to ensure infrastructure and Council revenue investment is sustainable. 

  • Developing local economic activity through the planning, building, management, and activation of redeveloped or new infrastructure. 

  • Incorporating outcomes from the Council Plan – Strategic Objective 2: A Healthy and Inclusive Community. 


We value feedback from the community and have released a detailed survey seeking community input. The survey is available in hard copy or online. Hard copies will be available and can be returned to the Council Office, Libraries and at the Words or Wheels Van. 


Feedback closes 5.00pm on Friday 21 June 2024.

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