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Plan for City’s future sport delivery

Published on Monday 23 November, 2020

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A roadmap has been created to guide the delivery of sport and recreation facilities in the City of Gosnells following the development of the City’s Sports Plan 2020-2029.

The Sports Plan, unanimously adopted by the Council, will ensure the City continues to develop sport and recreation facilities to meet the needs of the community and allow more people to be more active more often.

To develop the plan, the City engaged an independent consultant to review relevant plans, reports, studies, facility use and demographics, and an audit of existing facilities was completed.

The result identified sport and recreation trends and gaps within existing services. The plan will allow the City to work with stakeholders to respond to the gaps and address the community’s needs.

Mayor David Goode said the City recognised the important role sport and recreation played in maintaining and improving the health and wellbeing of the community.

“To ensure the City continues to develop sport and recreation facilities to meet the needs of the community, a sports plan needed to be developed,” he said.

“The purpose of the Sports Plan 2020-2029 is to provide a road map for the development of new sport and recreation facilities as well as to help us improve the City’s existing facilities.”

The City will now progress with implementing the Sports Plan, which includes 10 projects identified for completion within the next 10 years. Some of these projects are already underway, such as the Thornlie Community and Sports Hub.

Full project details and costings for future priority projects will be developed as part of the City’s annual budget processes and capital works program.