Sport and recreation plan opens for comment

Published: Comments:
Infrastructure & Construction Lifestyle Noosa Council Sport and Fitness

This is an archived copy of an article. It is online for informational purposes only.
Social:   

Internationally-renowned sports consultant Wayne Goldsmith will be the keynote speaker at the launch of the draft Noosa Sport and Active Recreation Plan on Wednesday July 26.

Goldsmith will speak on the changing nature of physical activity participation and what it means for sports clubs, governments and commercial sport and active recreation providers.

Residents are invited to attend the launch to provide comment on the draft plan and hear Wayne Goldsmith speak.

Over 400 people have contributed to the development of the draft so far including residents, sports clubs, local businesses and government departments.

“The way people participate in physical activity has changed dramatically in recent years and to provide the best outcomes for our residents the providers of these activities need to evolve too,” says Cr Brian Stockwell.

National research shows that only 50% of boys and 33% of girls participate in club sport.

“Busy lifestyles mean sports clubs are no longer the main choice for adults, with swimming at a beach, walking, mountain biking, bushwalking and cycling topping the list of all activities undertaken by Noosa residents,” Cr Stockwell said.

Findings from the Noosa Physical Activity Participation Survey, conducted between January and April this year, have helped shape the draft plan.

“Gyms, golf, tennis, gymnastics and soccer clubs are the most popular organised sports in Noosa, recording the highest memberships,” says Council Community Development Officer Amanda Tie, who oversaw development of the draft plan.

Of the 144 organisations that provide sport and active recreation opportunities in the Shire, 44% are run by commercial operators and 48% by not-for-profit groups.

The data reinforces the need for government, not-for-profit and commercial providers of sport and active recreation to work together to meet the current and future physical activity needs of residents and visitors.

“The draft plan proposes a shared vision for all providers of physical activity in the Shire and suggests recommendations and actions we can all work towards to achieve this vision,” Cr Stockwell said.

“Council looks forward to receiving the community feedback on the draft plan, when it goes live on Council’s website on July 21.”

Council will launch the Draft Plan on Wednesday, July 26, 6pm at Noosa Springs Resort. RSVP online at www.noosa.qld.gov.au/sport-active-recreation-plan The plan will be available for review and comment online at www.noosa.qld.gov.au/sport-active-recreation-plan from Friday 21 July to 25 August.

 
Noosa Council : View Full Profile
9 Pelican Street, Tewantin
07 5329 6500
Noosa Council
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
More than $380,000 for community groups in latest Council grant round 25 June 2018 | Council has approved more than $380,000 in community grants to help support a wide range of community groups. More information...
Report says surf club relocation not feasible 25 June 2018 | Mayor Tony Wellington has issued a personal ‘plea’ to those rallying support for a relocation of the Peregian Beach surf lifesaving clubhouse, to either submit an application or stop their public campaign. More information...
Latest RADF grant round delivers almost $25,000 for the arts 22 June 2018 | Noosa Council has announced $24,947 for local arts projects in the latest round of Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grants. More information...
Chamber of Commerce to run Cooroy RV Stopover 22 June 2018 | Cooroy Chamber of Commerce will take over the running of Council’s Cooroy RV Stopover from August 1. More information...
$3.8M boost for Noosa Community Support 20 June 2018 | Noosa Mayor Tony Wellington has welcomed $3.8M from the Federal Government to continue Council’s delivery of support services to frail and aged residents. More information...
Council to adopt budget at July 6 Special Meeting 14 June 2018 | Mayor Tony Wellington said Council was working through the State Government’s new waste levy and rebate as well as confirming new recycling costs. More information...
National Trust award for library heritage project 13 June 2018 | Noosa Remembers: a history of the World War I memorials of Noosa Shire has won a Silver award in this year’s National Trust of Australia (Queensland) Heritage Awards. More information...
Nominations open for 3D design course 12 June 2018 | Are you a builder, a creator, a tinkerer or an inventor who is often found out in the shed or workshop making new things? If so, Noosa Library Service’s Intensive 3D Design and Printing Course may be for... More information...
Revamped tip shop to open July 1 30 May 2018 | Council’s tip shop will close for a month from June 1 while new operator Resource Recovery Australia (RRA) gives the site a revamp. More information...
'Imaginate' will excite the senses 30 May 2018 | Gallery Director Michael Brennan says the art exhibition and festival for children promises to both educate youngsters and excite their senses through a fusion of artistic guidance, creative play and hands-on... More information...



Social:   
comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service