Media Release - Join the team for a winning Sport and Recreation Plan for Blayney Shire

MEDIA RELEASE

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Online surveys will be available from Tuesday 23 May and can be completed here 

Local residents, schools, sporting groups and the community are encouraged to join the team by providing their valuable input to help shape the future for health, fitness, social and recreation activities and facilities in the Blayney Shire.

Blayney Shire Mayor, Cr Scott Ferguson said the project aims to optimise opportunities for sport and recreational activity through the use of community parks and facilities.
 
“This plan will help us provide strategies for future use, management and development of sport and recreational facilities across the Shire. Most critically, the plan will align community needs and aspirations with mechanisms to develop greater access to sport and recreational activities to inspire our people to become more healthy and active.

“We are encouraging anyone interested in sport and recreation which is practically everyone in the Shire from all ages, abilities, backgrounds and areas to get involved in this conversation and share their thoughts to identify what we’ve got, what we need, priority projects and how we may be able to fund and deliver them,” Cr Ferguson said.

“It’s important to connect the community through a common vision, strategic plan and list of actions. We know from experience, the value of positive collaboration which can lead to grant funding success and a prioritised approach to development, such as the Redmond Oval Reconstruction Project.”

Council plays an important role in local sporting activities as the land owner and management of many community recreational assets. Council needs to make sure the community has enough space, the most appropriate facilities, ensure they are well-maintained and clubs and organisations are supported as much as possible.

Blayney Shire Council has engaged the services of Place Design Group (PDG) and Western Research Institute (WRI) to undertake extensive consultation, research, and development of strategies to help Council deliver this plan.

Residents are invited to a vision workshop to kick-start the community consultation program on Thursday 25 May from 6pm – 8:30pm at the Blayney Shire Community Centre.

Interviews will be conducted with various sporting and community groups, ‘pop-up’ public displays on Adelaide Street, Blayney and online discussion forums such as, “Frank Chats” and surveys.

Online surveys will be available from Tuesday 23 May and can be completed here
Last modified: 26 May 2017

Blayney Shire Council

91 Adelaide Street, Blayney NSW 2799
PO Box 62, Blayney NSW 2799
Telephone: (02) 6368 2104
Facsimilie: (02) 6368 3290
Email: council@blayney.nsw.gov.au

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