Focus on recreation, sport across South Australia

Getting it right: Interactive workshops and forums are currently being held as part a statewide consultation into South Australian policies on sport and active recreation.
Getting it right: Interactive workshops and forums are currently being held as part a statewide consultation into South Australian policies on sport and active recreation.

Getting South Australians active, preparing a funding grants review and preparing for the future are the three main priorities of a current statewide consultation by the Office of Recreation, Sport and Racing.

The three projects in the spotlight are - Game On, Getting South Australia Active; The South Australian Sport and Recreation Infrastructure Plan; and The Grants Review.

Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan said the ORSR was looking for feedback on the identified projects.

"Whether you are an athlete, spectator, committee member or involved in local government, it is important your voice is heard," he said.

"We can be very proud of the sport, recreation and racing facilities and programs we have in our electorate, however, there is always room for improvement.

"Your input may help shape policy, improve programs or contribute to the framework used for prioritising projects."

The Game On program will look at key issues which are relevant to the sport and recreation industries and provide the ability to collaborate on various issues.

Identifying infrastructure needs will be one of the key issues of the South Australian Sport and Recreation Infrastructure Plan while the Grant Review will be used to look at how to maximise funding.

The Grant Review will also target the issue of how quality sport and recreational experiences can be accessible to all South Australians.

The two-month consultation phase will include surveys, written submissions, interviews and more than 35 interactive workshops and forums which will be held in communities across the state.

The ORSR will be using a facilitator to gather information at various forums and sessions.

Community and council sessions began in the Riverland from June 24 and will finish in Glenelg on August 20, with towns such as Port Pirie, Murray Bridge, Port Lincoln, Victor Harbor and Ceduna in line to host information events.

To register to attend the community or club consultation session just click on the link below for the relevant session and use the Eventbrite link.

To take part in a survey or send in a written submission you can visit https://www.orsr.sa.gov.au/about_us/statewideconsultation

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