What does the future of Brimbank's indoor sports look like?
A draft study looking at existing and future needs for indoor sports courts in Brimbank has been released for community feedback.
The Draft Indoor Sports Facilities Feasibility Study 2019 looks at the current provision of indoor sports courts in Brimbank and neighbouring municipalities.
Mayor of Brimbank, Cr Georgina Papafotiou said the draft study makes recommendations aimed at making sure there are enough indoor sports facilities in Brimbank now and into the future.
‘Basketball, netball, badminton, volleyball, table tennis and futsal are all popular indoor sports in Brimbank.
‘The aim of this study is to look at what indoor facilities are currently available to the community, and to make sure there are enough available so residents can take part in sports and physical activity.
‘There are currently 39 indoor sports courts in Brimbank. This includes seven Council-owned and managed courts, 28 in schools, and four privately owned.
‘The draft study has found there is a future need for additional indoor courts across Brimbank, particularly in the southern half of the municipality.
‘It confirmed many Brimbank residents travel outside Brimbank to access indoor courts, while many people from outside Brimbank access indoor courts in Brimbank.
‘For this reason the study and its recommendations has taken into consideration indoor facilities in surrounding municipalities to determine needs.
‘I encourage interested community members to take the time to have a look at the study over the next few weeks and provide feedback,’ Cr Papafotiou said.
The key recommendations in the draft study focus on:
- Optimising the use of existing sports facilities in Brimbank
- Developing additional facilities at existing sports sites in Brimbank
- Developing new sports facilities
- Developing partnership agreements with neighbouring municipalities and local organisations
The Draft Indoor Sports Facilities Feasibility Study 2019 is available for community feedback for eight weeks from Friday 22 November 2019 to Friday 17 January 2020.
The draft study is available to view at our Have Your Say page, and at Council’s indoor sports facilities, libraries and customer service centres.