Brimbank Council has released its Draft Sports Facility Development Plan 2018, including priority orders for the associated capital works program, for community consultation.
The draft plan is focused on sports participation and facility needs in Brimbank over the next 10 years.
Mayor of Brimbank, Cr Margaret Giudice said Council recognised the critical role that sport plays in the community.
“Since 2012, we’ve invested more than $51 million on maintaining, renewing and upgrading sports pavilions and outdoor playing surfaces, but there’s still much work to be done.
“New and updated sport and recreation facilities are an important part of getting more people, more active, more often – and that’s essentially what we’re trying to do.
“We have a responsibility to encourage the community to participate in sport by providing sports facilities that give people of all ages and abilities every opportunity to be active.
“We know in recent years there has been a significant increase in the number of women and girls playing sport in Brimbank.
“This has added further pressure on demand for sporting opportunities locally, and this is reflected in the draft plan.
“This draft plan that we are asking the community to provide feedback on, provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the participation and facility needs of the Brimbank community over the next 10 years.
“It also prioritises the capital works needed to work towards addressing these needs over the same timeframe,” the Mayor said.
Brimbank’s Sports Facility Development Plan was first developed in 2012 following significant community consultation, and updated again in 2016.
The plan has proven successful in helping Council to secure significant external funding towards sports projects since its adoption in 2012.
The Draft Sports Facility Development Plan 2018 is available to view and provide feedback on our Have Your Say page and at libraries and customer service centres until Friday 18 May 2018.