Your Place | Community, Sport and Recreation Project

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Thank you for your feedback

Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback as part of this consultation. Our project team will now review your feedback and develop a draft Community and Recreation Facility Framework which we will share with you in the coming months. Keep an eye on this page for updates.


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

Thank you for your feedback

Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback as part of this consultation. Our project team will now review your feedback and develop a draft Community and Recreation Facility Framework which we will share with you in the coming months. Keep an eye on this page for updates.


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