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Sport and Active Recreation Strategy 2020-2030

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The Draft Sport and Active Recreation Strategy 2020-2030 is available for review and feedback from 24 June to 22 July. Provide your feedback here

Draft Sport and Active Recreation Strategy Golden Plains Shire Council Teesdale



Council has partnered with Sport and Recreation Victoria to develop a new Sport and Active Recreation Strategy to inform its policy, planning and delivery of sport and active recreation programs, infrastructure and services from 2020 to 2030.

This new strategy will replace the current Recreation Strategy 2015-19 and reflect the needs of the Shire’s evolving communities over the next 10 years.

The aim of this strategy is to:

  • Inform Council’s policy and planning frameworks
  • Develop the delivery of sport and active recreation infrastructure, programming and services for the period 2020 to 2030
  • Improve liveability, and health and wellbeing outcomes for all residents
  • Reflect the needs of the community

Engagement Update

Engagement Update: 

Throughout February 2020, community members were invited to share their ideas and opinions on sport and active recreation in Golden Plains Shire, through an online and paper survey or at six conversation posts across the Shire. Council received a total of 286 community survey responses and 33 responses from clubs and committees of management. In addition, 178 people engaged face-to-face with the Council at one of the six listening posts.

From this engagement, an issues and opportunities paper was developed and presented to a community reference group for consideration, before being presented to Council in April. 

All issues and opportunities raised fall in to one of the following three key pillars:

  1. Active and Healthy
  2. Liveability
  3. Connectedness

Following feedback from the issues and opportunities paper, a Draft Sport and Active Recreation Strategy 2020-2030 was prepared and presented to Council on 23 June, 2020. The Strategy is now out for for public exhibition and feedback for a period of four weeks from 24 June to 22 July 2020. 

How you can be involved

How You Can Be Involved: 

Residents are encouraged to view the Draft Sport and Active Recreation Strategy 2020-2030 and provide feedback online, by email to (referencing Draft Sport and Active Recreation Strategy) or by mail to PO Box 111, Bannockburn. Hard copies can be requested by contacting Council's Customer Service team on 5220 7111. 


A copy of the Draft Sport and Active Recreation Strategy 2020-2030 can be accessed here.


Submissions will be accepted until 11.59pm, Wednesday 22 July, 2020.

What Happens Next

What Happens Next: 

The Draft Strategy will be on public exhibition for four weeks from 24 June to 22 July 2020. Submissions on the Draft Strategy will be considered in the development of the final Strategy, which will be presented to Council in August for adoption. 


28 January 2020: Survey opened

1 to 23 February: Six conversation posts held across the Shire

29 February 2020: Survey closed

27-31 March 2020: Advisory Group reviewed the Issues and Opportunities Paper

21 April 2020: Issues and Opportunities Paper presented to Council

18-22 May 2020: Advisory Group to review Draft Strategy

23 June 2020: Draft Strategy presented to Council, seeking approval to public exhibit the strategy for four weeks. 

24 June to 22 July 2020: Public Exhibition period.

25 August 2020: Final Strategy presented to Council for adoption

Contact Information

Dean Veenstra
Coordinator Recreation and Youth
03 52207190
Project Category: 
Sport and Recreation
Last Updated: 
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Project Status: 
Current Project
The Draft Sport and Active Recreation Strategy 2020-2030 is available for review and feedback from 24 June to 22 July.

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Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.