Recreation and Leisure Strategy endorsed

Published on 30 June 2022

Horse riders and dog walkers enjoy the Diamond Creek Trail on a sunny day

At its June meeting, Council endorsed the 2022-2030 Recreation and Leisure Strategy. 

The strategy seeks to support community participation in sport and active recreation, with a focus on well-planned facilities and environments. It also aims to remove barriers for underrepresented groups to take part in sport and recreation, including women and girls, people with disability, and the LGBTQIA+ community. 

The full list of priorities includes:

  • Increasing participation and usage of facilities and open space
  • Promoting equity and inclusion
  • Infrastructure renewal and upgrade
  • Community engagement and partnerships
  • Community development and strengthening and
  • Sustainable environments

Mayor Frances Eyre said the strategy had been informed by feedback from the community, as well as sporting clubs, associations and leisure providers. 

"The priorities identified in the Recreation and Leisure Strategy focus on areas that will have the greatest impact on our community," Cr Eyre said. 

"Getting more people active - and ensuring they feel welcomed in sport and recreational environments - is a must.

"We have an incredible range of tracks, trails, parks, clubs and organisations in Nillumbik, which is fantastic, but we know only 63 per cent of us get adequate exercise. Through its priorities, the new strategy will seek to increase this number," she said. 

The progress of the strategy will be measured by two four-year action plans: 2022-26 and 2027-30. The actions in the strategy will be assessed every 12 months.

To view the 2022-30 Recreation and Leisure Strategy, visit our website: and click ‘Open Space and Recreation’.

The strategy is also available in Easy English format. Easy English conveys key messages using simplified concepts and a specialised library of images. It is particularly beneficial for people with low English literacy, people with intellectual disability and people who speak English as a second language.

To access the Recreation and Leisure Strategy 2022-2030 in an

alternative format, email or phone 9433 3111.