The Future of Local Government in Community Sport and Physical Activity Planning and Provision

by National Sports Convention | August 27, 2020 | News

Post COVID-19, due to budget constraints, will state and local government invest in more innovation around physical activity zones, play streets, multi-use games areas and program provision? Will this impact on the planning and provision of traditional community sport and recreation facilities?

Understanding what the community requires will need to be better understood by consultants, local and state government as well as the architects employed to design the future physical activity spaces and community sport facilities. These workshops in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, will explore state and local government thoughts and systems approach to supply and demand, together with providers who are working deep in the communities with architects’ views of the future:

Susannah Le Bron, Chief Executive Officer, YMCA NSW Phil Saikaly, Director Community Infrastructure and Place, Sport and Recreation Victoria
Vicki Reid, Head of Government and Stakeholder Relations, Tennis Australia Claire Beattie, Executive Director, Partnerships, School Infrastructure NSW
Greg Hallam, Chief Executive Officer, Local Government Association of Queensland Ivana Simkovic, Associate Design Director, DWP Architects

Over the three cities they will also be joined by Andrew Robinson (Penrith City Council), Bernadette Hetherington (Moreland City Council), Carly Goodrich (City of Casey), Jason Leslie (Otium Planning Group) and Meaghan Rowe (Brisbane City Council tbc).

These workshops are made possible with the support of

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~ The National Sports Convention Team