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WA Developing A Recreation Strategy Workshop - Kalgoorlie

5 April 2022
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Councillor's Conference Room, City Administration Building | 577 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie

Registrations for this workshop have now closed

Parks & Leisure Australia (WA) are excited to announce our Regional Training Program. These workshops are free for all participants and will be held in various Regional WA areas over the coming months.

Public open space (POS) and community sport and recreation infrastructure form a critical foundation for improving community health and wellbeing, facilitating social interaction and cohesion, and providing an opportunity for everyone to recreate. Community infrastructure organisations such as LGAs understand the need to develop recreation facility strategies to ensure the many and varied recreation needs of the local community are met through well-planned and evidence-based strategies. A recreation strategy (strategy) will provide an action plan for delivery of all necessary community sport and recreation infrastructure, to meet the current and medium-term needs of the local community. With this in mind, PLAWA has developed a peer-reviewed checklist (a step-by-step format) that organisations can reference for the development of their recreation strategy. This checklist offers practical guidance on how to prepare, deliver, monitor, and review a strategy.

The term 'recreation strategy' refers to a planned approach with the intent to improve, rationalise and guide the future provision of public open space and community buildings within a municipality. These facilities include (but are not limited to) parks, playgrounds, tracks and trails, bushland, nature reserves, sports fields, outdoor youth spaces, pavilions, community centres, youth centres, recreation and aquatic centres and libraries. It can include organised or informal pursuits, beginner-to-elite activities, or any activities that relate to sport, leisure, play, recreation, or the like.

This interactive workshop aims to aid you to develop and/or analyse your recreation strategies through PLAWA's peer-reviewed checklist. The facilitator will take you through the key components of the checklist in an eight-step process. Each step has a range of questions your LGA should consider determining the most suitable path to achieve the desired outcomes within a recreation strategy.

Presenter - Wayne Stuart

Wayne is the Vice President for Parks and Leisure Australia WA (PLAWA) and is a National Director of Parks and Leisure Australia. He has been a member of the WA Board for three years and leads the Professional Development and Learning portfolio for the organisation. Wayne has worked in the recreation industry for over 20 years, most notably within the government sector in metropolitan and regional Western Australia, as a Recreation Manager, Facility Planner and Project Manager. Combined with his MBA (Project Management) and Graduate Certificate in Asset and Maintenance Management, Wayne has a strong background in strategic and asset planning principles, and uses the learnings and range experiences of many, to plan and provide essential infrastructure to the community. Wayne led and developed PLAWA's How to Develop a Recreation Strategy Checklist resource and will be conducting regional training based on the Guide to aid local governments prepare, deliver, monitor, and review strategies for POS and community infrastructure such as playgrounds, bushland, nature reserves, sports fields, outdoor youth spaces, pavilions, community centres, youth centres, recreation, and aquatic centres.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand what a recreation strategy is, and why they are important
  • How to use the Recreation Development Checklist
  • Discuss the key components within a recreation strategy
  • Develop, analyse, critique, and improve your recreation strategy; and
  • Gain an appreciation for the suite of documents to assist in the delivery of a strategy. The workshop will take you through the Community Facility Guidelines, and other key informing documents, and show you how to analyse, interpret and use the information

For any further information please contact plawa@parksleisure.com.au or phone Leith Fradd on 0451 993 526

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