Council Adopts New Ten Year Recreation Strategy

26 June 2013

A new ten year Recreation Strategy, designed to guide the community’s recreational needs over the next ten years, has been adopted for the City of Bayside.

The new Strategy, called ‘Active by the Bay’, addresses the future needs and aspirations for Bayside’s vast array of recreational facilities and activities. 

It was adopted by Council at its June meeting after an extensive period of community consultation and will guide the planning, management and provision of recreation facilities and services across the City. It also details the future direction for recreation in Bayside.

The document incorporates outcomes from the research and consultation program gathered over the past 18 months and outlines Council’s role in encouraging and supporting local recreation.

A strong trend that emerged from the project and, as a result is incorporated within the Strategy, was an emphasis by residents on the importance of walking and the need for improved and integrated walking trails.

The adopted Strategy also endorses Council’s advocacy role in the preparation and submission of applications to Federal and State Government funding programs for recreational facilities and programs.

Deputy Mayor James Long congratulated everyone associated with the development of the Strategy and thanked the community members who contributed their knowledge and views during its preparation.

“Bayside has a diverse range of recreation facilities which makes this City a very special place to live. Therefore, it was extremely important that members of the community conveyed to Council what was important to them and how they wanted recreation to be managed in the future,” he said.

“We believe that this new Recreation Strategy truly reflects the current aspirations of the community and the future needs of emerging recreation trends.”

For further information contact Bayside City Council on 9599 4444.  To view the Recreation Strategy visit the Council website

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