Our Sporting Community

Council is seeking feedback from the community on the findings of a Kingborough Sport and Recreation Strategy.

Mayor, Paula Wriedt said the Sport and Recreation Strategy identified what the gaps were in our sporting and recreation facilities and the barriers stopping people from actively participating in these activities.

“We developed the strategy off the back of a highly successful community engagement, which involved over 1000 community participants,” Cr Wriedt said.

“It found there was an increase participation in recreational activities like walking, swimming, cycling and going to the gym for our community members.

“The Strategy also revealed that Kingborough residents are more active than the national average when it comes to participating in sport and recreational activities.

“Our youth survey also gave us a fantastic snapshot of our younger members and what sport and recreational activities they prefer to play.

“The most popular sports with Kingborough youth are football (soccer), swimming, netball, futsal, mountain bike riding, cricket, walking and athletics.

“The most mentioned topic throughout this engagement was the community’s desire for a public swimming pool or aquatic facility which is why one of the key recommendations of the strategy is to investigate options for a pool.

“Other recommendations made in the Strategy are for further investment in tracks and trails, cycle paths, a skate park, outdoor gym equipment as well as exploring the potential for greater use of the school facilities by the community.”

Submissions can be made to and will be open until the Tuesday 5 March 2024.

To read the strategy and its findings please CLICK HERE.