Your Place | Community, Sport and Recreation Project

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Are you active outdoors? Do you play sport, get creative or meet in a community space?


If you participate in organised or unstructured sport, recreation or community activities of any kind then join the conversation. Have your say on the future of the district's sport and community facilities.





What's the project about?

We recognise the importance that sport and recreation play in the community and the benefits it provides.

Improved health and wellbeing, through physical activity and social connections, are just some ways that sport, recreation and community participation have a positive effect on the community.

The Adelaide Hills Council

Are you active outdoors? Do you play sport, get creative or meet in a community space?


If you participate in organised or unstructured sport, recreation or community activities of any kind then join the conversation. Have your say on the future of the district's sport and community facilities.





What's the project about?

We recognise the importance that sport and recreation play in the community and the benefits it provides.

Improved health and wellbeing, through physical activity and social connections, are just some ways that sport, recreation and community participation have a positive effect on the community.

The Adelaide Hills Council and various not-for-profit Associations own a significant number of community facilities including halls, ovals, tennis/netball courts, playing pitches, playgrounds, lawn bowls and pentanque facilities, equestrian facilities with associated club and change rooms and infrastructure. These exist under varying occupation agreements with Council and with varying levels of support from Council.

Council’s Sport and Recreation Strategy developed in 2016 acknowledged there is significant room for improvement in relation to community, sport and recreation facilities provision and management. We’ve also recognised Council’s current processes do not always make it easy to work with us, or use our sport, recreation and community spaces.

One of our improvement initiatives is the development of a ‘Community and Recreation Facility Framework’.

Why do we need a Community & Recreation Places Framework?

The goal of this Framework is to support a new way for Council, clubs and associations to work together to enable improved access to better quality community spaces and facilities.

We hope that this Framework will:

  • Help Council allocate our available resources fairly
  • Assist us to determine priorities for maintenance and upgrade
  • Outline Council’s approach to facility upgrades and developments
  • Provide an upgrade program for Council owned assets
  • Provide a maintenance program for Council owned assets
  • Provide a better standard of facilities for our community throughout the Adelaide Hills Council region
  • Facilitate improved access to sport and recreation sites (e.g. ovals and courts) by the general community

What are we asking you to do and why?

Please take a moment to use the feedback tools below to provide us with improved insights into how our community uses our current facilities, what our community’s priorities for the future are, what is missing and what improvements can be made.

This information will inform the development of the ‘Community and Recreation Facility Framework’.

We're asking about indoor and outdoor activities such as:

  • Playgrounds
  • Basketball Keys
  • BMX / Pump Track
  • Road cycling / Mountain Bike Riding
  • Skate Parks
  • Ovals (AFL, Cricket, Little Athletics) + (Dog walking / personal training / casual oval use)
  • Soccer Pitches
  • Tennis and Netball Courts
  • Bowling Green / Petanque Piste
  • Archery
  • Golf
  • Pony Club / Other Horse / Equestrian activities
  • Polo / Polocrosse
  • Community Hall Activities (Dance, Yoga/Pilates, Taekwondo, Table Tennis, Social / RSL, Guides / Scouts)
  • Indoor sport / recreation (Basketball, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Kindergym)
  • Swimming

Have your say by:

  • Explore the mapping tool to pin your ideas and suggestions.
  • Take part in the quick polls
  • Complete the community surveys
  • Request a tailored club/ association survey from our team engage@ahc.sa.gov.au
  • Download a printable feedback form and drop it back to us at any Community Centre or Library or mail it to PO Box 44, Woodside 5244
  • Pick up a hard copy feedback from at any of our Community Centres or Libraries
  • If you are a club or association please request a tailored survey from our team via engage@ahc.sa.gov.au


Consultation closes 9 August 2020

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Your Place | Your Say

30 days

Tell us about your experience with current community and recreational facilities in the Adelaide Hills Council. 

Explore your facility using the map, drop and pin and answer a few simple questions.

  • What do you like about the community, recreation and sporting places you visit?
  • What improvement suggestions do you have for the community, recreation and sporting places you visit?  

We've mapped all Community owned (blue) and Council owned facilities (pink). Click on a pink or blue dot to see the name of the facility and the activities available at that facility. 

How to participate:

  1. Click on the map or the...

Tell us about your experience with current community and recreational facilities in the Adelaide Hills Council. 

Explore your facility using the map, drop and pin and answer a few simple questions.

  • What do you like about the community, recreation and sporting places you visit?
  • What improvement suggestions do you have for the community, recreation and sporting places you visit?  

We've mapped all Community owned (blue) and Council owned facilities (pink). Click on a pink or blue dot to see the name of the facility and the activities available at that facility. 

How to participate:

  1. Click on the map or the 'go to map' button
  2. Zoom in to the section of the map where you want to leave a comment
  3. Click on the image of plus sign sign on the panel on to the left 
  4. Select the appropriate pin and drag it onto the map
    • Positives and things you love (green pin)
    • Issues and challenges (red pin). This is for things that need improvement. 
    • Ideas for future places (yellow pin). This is where you can tell us what is missing in the Adelaide Hills Council. 
  5. Leave your comment 

Try adding a pin!