What is this 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.

    I'm a club/ association and want to have my say

    That's fantastic. We've created a tailored feedback form for you:

    • Facilities owned by Council (leased by clubs and associations) SURVEY
    • Facilities owned by clubs and associations (private ownership) SURVEY

    Alternatively you can email engage@ahc.sa.gov.au to obtain a copy. 

    Why do we need a Community and Recreation Facility 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 (eg. ovals and courts) by the general community

    Why does my contribution matter?

    We acknowledge that you are the experts in delivering your sport, or that you understand your community group or facility best. So please help us by providing your feedback using the tools provided.

    How will my feedback make a difference?

    The information that you provide to us will be used to develop a draft Framework. Once we have a draft Framework you will have an opportunity to provide feedback on it.

    How can I have my say?

    If you're a club or association complete the dedicated survey for you.

    If you are a community member or community or recreation facility user: 

    • 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

    Alternatively you can always email our team via engage@ahc.sa.gov.au 

    I want to talk to someone about this project, who can I call?

    Call Council on 8400 0400 and they'll pop you though to the right team. 

    What's the last day to have my say in Stage 1?

    The last day to take part in Stage 1 is Sunday 9 August. 

    What is not covered by this consultation?

    We will be consulting separately about recreational trails for biking and walking. Community Centres do not form part of this consultation.

    What are we asking you to do?

    Please take a moment to use the feedback tools 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
    • 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