Sport and Recreation Strategy

As part of Council's Sport and Recreation Strategy, we want to hear from the community about the future of Townsville's Sport and Recreation facilities.

The strategy will provide prioritised infrastructure developments based on an understanding of actual Townsville sport and recreation trends. This includes open spaces (fields, courts, tracks, etc.), as well as infrastructure (clubhouses, change rooms, etc.).

Have your say

Assist Council to plan and prioritise Sport and Recreation facilities over the next 10 years. The consultation period is from Wednesday 1 August 2018 until Tuesday 21 August 2018.

Complete the online survey.

Fill in the survey by Tuesday 21 August for your chance to win 4 tickets to see Jonathon Thurston's last home game, Cowboys v Eels at 1300 Smiles Stadium on Friday 24 August.

Council will be conducting separate consultation with sporting organisations and schools across the City.

Consultation Stalls

Consultation will be undertaken at the following locations:

Thursday 2 August Willows Shopping Centre, 2pm - 7pm
Thursday 2 August Stockland North Shore, 2pm - 7pm
Friday 3 August Strand Night Markets, 4pm - 8pm
Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 August McDonald's Townsville Running Festival
Sunday 5 August Willows Markets, 8am - 1pm
Wednesday 8 August Strand Park, 7:30am - 10:30am & 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Thursday 9 August Annandale Shopping Centre, 8am - 1pm
Thursday 9 August Stockland Aitkenvale, 2pm - 7pm
Friday 10 August Rasmussen Shopping Centre, 10am - 12pm
Friday 10 August Fairfield Shopping Centre, 8am - 1pm
Saturday 11 August Castletown Shopping Centre, 10am - 2pm
Sunday 12 August Magnetic Island, 8am - 12pm
Sunday 12 August Cotters Markets, 8.30am - 1pm
Thursday 16 AugustIGA SUPA Garbutt, 1pm - 4:30pm
Tuesday 21 AugustSenior Expo, 10am - 1pm

Frequently Asked Questions

For the Strategy the following definitions as per the Queensland Government Sport and Recreation Planning Program are being used:

Sport is a human physical activity involving physical exertion and skill as the primary focus of the activity, with elements of competition where rules and patterns of behaviour governing the activity exist formally through organisations and is generally recognised as a sport. 

(Active) recreation activities are those involving physical exertion where the primary focus is individual or group participation and enjoyment over elements of competition where rules and patterns of behaviour govern the activity. Active recreation does not include ‘active work’ or ‘active living’. For the purpose of this program, any reference to ‘recreation’ is defined as ‘active recreation’.

Activities that are not being considered in the strategy (based on the definitions above) include leisure activities such as fishing and recreational boating, as well as active transport and active living, which are or may be investigated by Council separately.