Last chance to help score big wins in future sporting infrastructure

Date published: 20 December 2018

Tomorrow is the last day that sport clubs, schools and community members can provide their feedback on Townsville City Council’s draft Sport and Recreation Facilities Strategy.

More than 200 residents have already provided their feedback on the draft Strategy.

Council will evaluate future sporting and recreational infrastructure demands by considering population data, infrastructure audits and survey responses from residents, clubs and schools in Townsville. 

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said Council will use the feedback to make sure the right sporting and recreational spaces are provided for the future needs of Townsville residents.

“As a city that loves its sport, Council wants to provide the best facilities for everyone in our city to be active and healthy,” Cr Hill said.

“It is important to make sure we have the infrastructure in place to ensure we meet the future needs of our residents.”

Cr Hill said team sports such as AFL, Rugby League and Soccer proved popular among Townsville Residents. 

“We need to plan for more sporting fields if the participation of these sports increase over the next decade,” Cr Hill said.

“Council will also focus on providing residents with walking, cycling ad mountain biking paths throughout the city.”

Community and Cultural Development Committee Chair Cr Colleen Doyle said the Sport and Recreation Facilities Strategy promotes healthy and active lifestyles for the community.

“The strategy allows us to provide inclusive facilities to all members of our community,” Cr Doyle said.

“It is important that our community provides feedback on the draft so we can cater for everyone in the city.

“We want to provide our residents with the infrastructure that will help more residents get outdoors keep active and live a healthy lifestyle.”