Have input into Greater Shepparton Sport 2050 Strategic Plan

Posted on 5 Oct 2010

Please note: this is an old article

It was published in October 2010, so the information may be out-of-date.

Greater Shepparton City Council is developing a strategic plan that will plan for sport development in Greater Shepparton to 2050 and is seeking input from the public.

The Greater Shepparton Sport 2050 Strategic Plan will identify needs for sports facilities and provide a capital works program for the next 10 years. 

Greater Shepparton Mayor Geoff Dobson said Sport 2050 will assist Council in responding to changes in demand for sports and determining priorities for sports facilities projects.

"Sport 2050 will plan for growth in particular sports and will look at what facilities are needed to accommodate that growth," Cr Dobson said.

"Sport is a major part of life in our area and most of us have a connection to sport in some way or another, so I encourage the community to provide their input.

"There are some easy options for providing feedback in this initial planning stage, either through completing an online survey or attending workshops.

"Council will also be conducting phone interviews with representatives from sporting clubs to ensure that we get representation from a variety of user groups."

Council has engaged consultants @leisure to prepare the Sport 2050 strategic plan.

As part of the project @leisure will:

  • Inspect key sporting facilities in Greater Shepparton and review current sports facility inventory information
  • Prepare regional participation projections to compare with memberships and usage data for each sport
  • Consult with a wide range of sports and community groups
  • Address issues raised by stakeholders about Greater Shepparton sports facilities
  • Identify gaps and opportunities to meet future demand for sports, as well as key changes and directions for sports facilities

Council is seeking comments, feedback and suggestions from sporting clubs and associations, schools, agencies representing people who are less likely to play sport, and local residents about:

  •  A vision for sport in Greater Shepparton
  • What sports facilities may be required and where
  • Ideas for development of the Shepparton Sports Precinct, and Shepparton Sports Stadium
  • What issues are or will affect the use of sports facilities, and
  • What should be Council's priorities in relation to sports facilities.

Feedback closes on Friday 12 November 2010.

How to have your say!

There are a number of ways you can get involved in this project. These include:

  1. Complete our online survey - visit www.greatershepparton.com.au/sport2050
  2. Come to a workshop to discuss sport in Greater Shepparton

Community / sports groups' workshop (open to the public)
Wednesday 27 October 2010
Greater Shepparton City Council Boardroom, 90 Welsford Street, Shepparton

Community Agency Workshop (for non-sporting organisations and community organisations that represent sport)
Wednesday 27 October 2010
Council's Doyles Road Complex, Doyles Road Shepparton

3. Send us your thoughts (by letter or email)

Greater Shepparton City Council
Locked Bag 1000
Shepparton VIC 3632

Feedback closes on Friday 12 November 2010 and based on feedback and submissions received, a discussion paper will be prepared and released to the community early in 2011, which will be subject to further community consultation.

For more information please contact Council's Team Leader Recreation Colin Gleeson on colin.gleeson@shepparton.vic.gov.au or (03) 5832 9590.