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.
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 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 August||IGA SUPA Garbutt, 1pm - 4:30pm|
|Tuesday 21 August||Senior 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.