Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting residents to take part in a Sport and Recreation survey to help prepare a draft Sports Facilities Strategy.
Council’s Manager of Assets Stace Lewer said the survey was the first step in the preparation of the strategy.
“The Southern Highlands provides a diverse range of sports and recreation activities for people to take part in and enjoy,” he said. “Our geography, climate and proximity to services make our Shire an ideal location for sports and recreation.”
“We also know that participation in sports and recreation activities can have very significant long-term health benefits and it’s for these reasons that we’re developing a Sports Facilities Strategy.”
Within the online survey, participants can provide feedback on what sports activities they partake in and what local amenities they use. Respondents can also highlight and identify amenities of concern via an interactive map.
“They can tell us what they like and perhaps what they’d also like to see changed,” Mr Lewer said.
“We’d also love to get a broad cross-section of feedback,” he added. “We’d like to hear from adults, children and youth who play and take part in sports and recreation activities, people who perhaps watch or engage non-competitively, parents who take their children to their respective activities each week and sports groups that coordinate events.”
“The more information we receive the greater the strategy will align with the needs of our community.”
For more information including a link to the survey visit www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au/active-recreation.
The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.
The Sport and Recreation Survey closes on Monday 1 March 2021.
Information collected as part of the survey will form the initial framework of the strategy. Additional community consultation will be undertaken in 2021 before a draft strategy is publicly exhibited and presented to Council for adoption.
For further information contact Council’s Assets Team on phone 4868 0888.