Open Spaces and Recreation Strategy

Paddle tennis at Old School Flat (Gerringong)

Council is developing an Open Spaces and Recreation Strategy for the next 10 years.

The Strategy will look at sporting facilities, play facilities, parks and open spaces and identify future priorities and investment.

The Strategy will establish Council's vision, priorities and programs to enable future investment, supported by external funding assistance, in the highest priority areas for all Council-managed sporting fields, play spaces and open space recreational areas.

Extensive consultation is being undertaken with key stakeholders and the community.

Input by the users and community is an integral part of the development of the Strategy.

The consultation for this project is broken down into two areas:

Stage 1 - Sporting fields and facilities

Stage 2 - Playgrounds, open spaces and reserves

The community survey for stage 2 has now closed.

Written submissions are still able to be provided.

Provide a written submission

Face-to-face information/feedback sessions will be held in various playground locations in January 2023 and at The Pavilion Kiama in February 2023.

Details on these sessions including dates, times and locations (for the playground sessions) will be provided soon.

 

Consultation information - Stage 1

Stage 1 - Sporting fields and facilities

  • Key internal stakeholder consultation
  • Kiama District Sports Association consultation
  • Survey of Sports Clubs/Associations, who are the primary users of our sporting fields and facilities
  • On-site meetings with Sports Clubs/Associations
  • Survey of other key user groups including schools
  • Community consultation via survey

By meeting directly with user groups, we will capture the current state of the sporting fields and facilities, and hear users' needs and desires for upgrades and improvements that aim to benefit the whole community. 

The online survey and written submissions as part of stage 1 of our consultation on the sportsfields / courts and facilities in the Kiama Local Government area has now closed. Thank you to those that responded during the consultation period.

Consultation information - Stage 2

Stage 2 - Playgrounds, open spaces and reserves

  • Key internal stakeholder consultation
  • Community consultation via survey and written submissions
  • Face-to-face information/feedback sessions will be held in various playground locations in January 2023 and at The Pavilion Kiama in February 2023.