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Sport Strategy Out For Public Feedback

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Wednesday, 24 June 2020 - 2:30pm
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Draft Sport & Active Recreation Strategy Golden Plains Shire Council

Following last night’s Ordinary Meeting, Council’s Draft Sport and Active Recreation Strategy 2020-2030 is now out on public exhibition, and all residents are invited to have their say on the new plan.

Council has partnered with Sport and Recreation Victoria to develop the 10-year plan to inform Council’s policy, planning and delivery of sport and active recreation programs, infrastructure and services. 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.

Following public consultation in February, residents are now able to provide feedback on the Draft Strategy from today until 11.59pm, Wednesday 22 July, 2020. There are a number of ways Golden Plains Shire residents can have their say on the plan, including:

The Draft Sport and Active Recreation Strategy 2020-2030 is now available online at Residents requiring a hard copy of the Draft Strategy are encouraged to contact Council’s Customer Service team on 5220 7111.

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.

Mayor Cr Owen Sharkey encourages residents across the Shire to have their say on the Draft Strategy.

“Last year, we opened a number of new sport and community facilities, and already this year we’ve completed or are working on new oval lighting in Bannockburn and Rokewood, the new floor at Haddon Recreation Reserve, the second soccer pitch in Bannockburn and the new netball courts at Inverleigh.

“During the public consultation in February, Council heard from 286 members of the community and 33 clubs and committees of management on what they would like to see in the 10-year plan. This feedback, from dog off-leash areas to the need to activate existing facilities, has all been considered in the preparation of this Draft Strategy.”

“Council understands that quality sporting and active recreation facilities are very important to our communities, and I hope many residents will take up this opportunity to provide further feedback on how we deliver this into the future.”

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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.