Open Spaces and Recreation Strategy

Bonaira Oval

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.

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 consultation for this project is broken down into two areas:

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

Stage 2 - Parks, play spaces and open spaces

  • Key internal stakeholder consultation
  • Community consultation via survey
  • If needed, on-site meetings with users


A draft Open Spaces and Recreation Strategy will be reported to Council and placed on public exhibition by the end of 2022.