Setting a Strategic Direction for the ACT
Our community deserves every opportunity to participate in sport and recreation. We are after all, the most active community in Australia. Being outdoors, playing team sports, meeting up with friends for recreation – as a community we enjoy such a broad range of activities.
FIND YOUR GAME is a coordinated approach to provide more opportunities to increase grassroots participation and grow sport and recreation in the ACT.
The Canberra Liberals recognise that for too long there has been a reactive approach to facilities and funding in the ACT. Investment in facilities has failed to keep pace with population growth and trends for participation, whilst funding is sporadic and not rewarding local clubs or community interests.
This is why we are proposing a long-term plan for the ACT that will support the development of sport and recreation. We believe that investment in infrastructure should be driven by the community need and take a bottom-up approach to better support grassroots activities. At the same time, if these assets are future-focused and built to a high standard, there will be greater opportunities for the ACT to benefit from sports tourism and high-level sporting events.
|FIND YOUR GAME is a coordinated approach to provide more opportunities to increase grassroots participation and grow sport and recreation in the ACT.|
|To make Canberra a sporting destination and the amateur sporting capital of Australia.||To grow Canberra as a sports innovation and research hub||To ensure everyone can realise the benefits of participation in sport and recreation||To make the most of using and enjoying our natural environment|
|Provide tangible pathways for participation at every level of sport across the ACT.||Support new and emerging sports industry businesses to grow in the ACT.||Promote increased participation of senior Canberrans in interesting and engaging sport and recreation.||Enhance the reputation of the ACT as the Bush Capital of Australia.|
|Build the necessary infrastructure to attract and retain sport and recreation events in the ACT.||Actively encourage partnerships between tertiary and vocational institutions and industry.||Promote increased participation of girls and women in sport and recreation throughout all stages of their lives.||To showcase the ACT as a place to visit, to play and enjoy the best of our natural environment.|
|Promote the ACT as a sport and recreation destination both to visit but also to make as a permanent home.||Harness the capabilities of elite sport and recreation bodies to contribute to the growth of an ACT sports industry.||Promote increased participation of people with a disability in any sport and recreation activity they wish to pursue.||To strike the right balance between enjoying the great outdoors, as well as to promote and protect our environment and heritage.|
|Ensure the ACT works collaboratively with the assets and aspirations of the southern region.||Invest in the talents and imagination of our young people to design the future of sports innovation and research.||Promote increased participation of children and young people in sport and recreation and to continue through to adulthood.||Make the most of open space and green space so that it can be experienced, and visitors can appreciate all the ACT has to offer.|
|Explore greater linkages with interstate, national and international sport and recreation bodies.||Look for ways to bring new and emerging sports to the ACT, both in terms of development but also support products and competitions.||Everyone understands the physical and mental health benefits of sport and recreation including the social engagement and sense of belonging to the community.||To provide opportunities for people to enjoy the lakes and waterways in and around the ACT.|