Sport & Recreation Facilities Strategy

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14 May 2020

At last nights Council meeting the Sport and Recreation Facilities Strategy 2020-2030 was adopted as guide to the development and provision of Sport & Recreation infrastructure throughout the District.

Work has commended on the recommended priorities for 2020/21 Financial Year, with the new Dunsborough Lakes Sports Precinct (infrastructure for soccer, cricket and court sports) the first project to be undertaken.

All documents can be downloaded from the Document Library.

6 May 2020

**Late UPDATE** Due to lost power and communications to the administration building today (Wednesday 6th) an amendment to the Agenda Briefing and Community Access Session

14 May 2020

At last nights Council meeting the Sport and Recreation Facilities Strategy 2020-2030 was adopted as guide to the development and provision of Sport & Recreation infrastructure throughout the District.

Work has commended on the recommended priorities for 2020/21 Financial Year, with the new Dunsborough Lakes Sports Precinct (infrastructure for soccer, cricket and court sports) the first project to be undertaken.

All documents can be downloaded from the Document Library.

6 May 2020

**Late UPDATE** Due to lost power and communications to the administration building today (Wednesday 6th) an amendment to the Agenda Briefing and Community Access Session was made and will now be held on Thursday 7th May. https://www.facebook.com/CityBusselton/posts/1286423548222234

Update - 1 May 2020

Following the public submission period The Sport and Recreation Facilities Strategy 2020-2030 is an agenda item at the 13th May 2020 Council Meeting. On the Wednesday preceding each Council meeting (6th May 2020 - by electronic means) there is an opportunity to address the Councillors during a Community Access Session on any item on the agenda, or any other matter of business of the local government.

Information on Council Meeting Processes and Procedures, Community Access Sessions and Presentations by Parties with an Interest is available from Melissa Egan on 9781 0338 or at melissa.egan@busselton.wa.gov.au. Council agenda items are published in the Council for the Community section of the local paper and are available online on this web page https://www.busselton.wa.gov.au/Council/Meetings/Council-Meetings

Please Note: The Ordinary Meeting of Council to be held on 13 May 2020 shall be held by electronic means in accordance with Regulation 14D of the Local Government (Administration) Amendment Regulations 2020.

Project Update - 30 January 2020

The Draft Sport and Recreation Facilities Strategy 2020-2030 is the outcome of one of the City’s most comprehensive and engaging community consultation initiatives and is now open for public submissions.

This long-term strategy aims to inform, guide and underpin the planning and provision of indoor and outdoor community sporting and recreation facilities to meet existing and future needs throughout the City of Busselton. It also Identifies gaps and opportunities around assisting residents to participate and clubs to operate in a sustainable manner.

The strategy recommends that $37 million of sport and recreation projects are undertaken over the next 10 years. It lists key projects in order of priority, the top five being:

1. construct the Dunsborough Lakes Sports Park with infrastructure for cricket, soccer and court sports;

2. reconfigure the Dunsborough Playing Fields to cater for Aussie Rules and refocus the current use at the NCC to cater for future gym, fitness/multi-purpose room and pool space;

3. partner with the Dunsborough and Districts Country Club to review the site with view to increasing space for social and leisure activities;

4. redevelop the existing indoor pool at the GLC to create a dedicated program pool and a dedicated lap pool; and

5. increase the number of indoor courts at the GLC or construct indoor courts at Dunsborough Lakes Sports Park.

The implementation of the strategy will ensure a well-planned and implemented approach towards infrastructure development in the future.

View the draft strategy in the document library and make a submission by clicking the link below.

Submissions are open until 15 March 2020 and following community engagement and consideration of the submissions a final report will be presented to Council for the endorsement of the strategy.

Project Update - 28 August 2019

Thanks to everyone who provided their feedback on this consultation initiative.

Objective: Long-term planning for the provision of indoor and outdoor sporting and recreational facilities in the City of Busselton.

Status: The City engaged with local sport & recreation clubs/associations, State sporting associations and the State Government department. Four workshops were held and we received over 500 responses through the Your Say Survey platform. These responses came from respondents participating in over 60 different sports!

This feedback has been now analysed. It provided excellent data about the needs and challenges faced by local clubs, associations and individual participants.

Next step: The focus is now on developing a range of financially viable options that are aligned with facility standards and feedback received. Specifically we will be looking at opportunities around existing and new infrastructure and providing a schedule of prioritised projects that informs the Long Term Financial plan and assists in sourcing external funding.

April 2019 - Project Information & Initial Survey

The City of Busselton is a fast growing municipality – and we love our sports! It’s therefore essential that we actively plan for the provision of future indoor and outdoor sporting and recreational facilities and that the community contributes to this planning process.

We want to understand who in our community is participating in sport and leisure activities and to get an understanding of key issues impacting participants, parents, clubs and associations. We also want to identify areas of future opportunity, including how activities and facilities can be better managed to ensure our community remains active.

Initial Survey closes 9 June 2019.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    On 29 January 2020 Council endorsed the draft Sport & Recreation Facilities Strategy (SRFS) to be advertised for stakeholder submissions for a period of 45 days.

    Submissions will close on March 15th 2020.

    Following this stakeholder engagement and submissions will be considered and a final report presented to Council for the endorsement of the SRFS.

    The draft SRFS provides a long-term strategy to inform, guide and underpin the provision of sport and recreation infrastructure throughout the District. Over the next 10 years the SRFS recommends that approximately $37M of sport and recreation projects are undertaken. It also identifies gaps and opportunities around assisting residents to participate and clubs to operate in a sustainable manner.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We want to hear from you!

    By sharing your thoughts in the short survey below will help us to shape the future of sport in our community.

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