The first stage of community engagement on the Active Melbourne strategy closed on 15 April 2016. project updates are provided below.

How can we make Melbourne more active? We want our recreation facilities and services to support all residents and visitors to the municipality.

We already support a range of recreational programs, facilities and activities. In addition to more than 60 parks, gardens and boulevards, we provide a public golf course, two skate parks and four aquatic and recreation centres. There are also 40 sporting fields (used by 80 sporting clubs), 13 pavilions, seven tennis clubs, 10 water-activity clubs; three lawn bowls clubs and a diverse range of specific-purpose facilities and programs.

We want to improve and build on the existing formal and informal recreation opportunities, while considering predicted population growth and the resultant impact this has on demand. We want to find out how we can enable as many of the municipality’s residents and visitors as possible to engage in formal and informal physical activity – those of all ages, genders, cultural backgrounds and levels of ability.


The community consultation for the draft Active Melbourne Strategy has now closed. The survey results will be reviewed, and a draft strategy developed in April-June 2016. Thank you to all who shared their views on physical activity in the City of Melbourne.

April 18, 2016