HAVE YOUR SAY on the Open Spaces, Sport and Recreation Master Plan

Feedback closes 21 June 2024

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03 June 2024

The Southern Downs is home to the great outdoors and to many vibrant communities who enjoy the benefits of active and healthy lifestyles.

To understand how our region’s open, sport and recreation spaces can meet future community needs, Southern Downs Regional Council now invites residents to provide important feedback through the Open Space, Sport and Recreation Survey.

Southern Downs Councillor Russell Wantling said community engagement will play a key role in shaping the upcoming Open Space, Sport and Recreation Master Plan to guide the region’s outdoor endeavours and opportunities.

“Open and recreational spaces contribute to a healthier, happier and more connected community, and the way our community uses open space and local outdoor facilities is evolving,” Councillor Wantling said.

“It is essential to understand how current parks and sporting fields are currently being utilised across the region to plan for a future healthy and active community.

“The Open Space, Sport and Recreation Master Plan aims to enhance outdoor spaces and facilities, promote well-being and foster community connections to ensure these important assets become the focus for public life and the heart of local communities.

“From the survey’s feedback, the master plan will inform decisions for the existing open space network, as well as identify community needs to guide investment and planning of sport, recreation and open space opportunities for the Southern Downs.”

Southern Downs Deputy Mayor Sheryl Windle encourages residents to provide feedback through the survey and contribute their insight into the future liveability of the region.

“By engaging with the community and considering their needs, our survey will guide the master plan’s vision in creating vibrant and accessible outdoor areas that enhance the well-being of residents and visitors alike,” Deputy Windle said.

“I look forward to the community coming forward with their feedback so Council can make informed decisions that pave the way to enhancing the region’s liveability.”

The survey is now open and closes at 5pm Friday 21 June 2024. The survey can be completed online at:
• Sporting Club Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OSSR_SportingClubs
• Community Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OSSR_Community
• Youth Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OSSR_Youth

Hard copies of the survey are also available at Council’s Customer Service Centres and libraries.

 

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