Sport and Recreation Strategy community workshops

Published on 31 May 2023

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West Wimmera Shire Council residents are invited to attend a series of community workshops to help shape a new sport and recreation strategy.

The new sport and recreation strategy will shape Council policy and planning frameworks, as well as guide the development and delivery of infrastructure, programming, and services for sport and active recreation across the shire from 2023 to 2033.

Council has contracted consulting firm Tredwell Management Services to develop the strategy.

Tredwell Management Services will lead a community consultation process to better understand the needs and aspirations of residents across the region.

The consultation process will include several community engagement sessions throughout the shire.

These sessions will be an opportunity for residents to provide feedback on their sporting and recreational needs and to contribute to the development of the comprehensive sport and recreation plan.

The sessions will be at:

Harrow Discovery Centre, Monday 19th June 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Goroke Community Complex, Tuesday 20th June 5pm – 6pm

Kaniva Shire Hall, Wednesday 21st June 5pm – 6pm

Edenhope District Community Centre, Thursday 22nd June 5pm – 6pm

Apsley Town Hall, Thursday 22nd June 7pm – 8pm

There will also be an online community session from June 26 from 6pm-7pm. Anyone wishing to attend this session should email to register.

An online community survey has also been developed for people to share their thoughts and ideas on the West Wimmera Shire Sport and Recreation Strategy.

People can fill out the survey here.

Survey closes Friday 30th June.

The consultation process will also include a stakeholder online survey, and interviews with government agencies, state sporting associations, and other key stakeholders.

Council Chief Executive Officer David Bezuidenhout said the development of a new sport and recreation plan was essential to building strong and engaged communities.

He encouraged all community members to consider attending the workshops.

Council received $30,000 from the State Government’s 2021-22 Local Sport Infrastructure Fund for the development of a sport and recreation strategy.

More information on the Sport and Recreation Strategy is available here.



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