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.