Leisure Strategy

Our 2013-23 Leisure Strategy will guide our planning and services for ten years.

Leisure covers any activity that we choose to take part in outside of work or compulsory education and other set commitments like domestic duties. Leisure therefore includes extremely varied activities like hobbies, sport and physical activities, learning, arts, outdoor pursuits, play and social gatherings.

The Leisure Strategy focuses on enabling, supporting and improving people's capacity to be active socially, mentally and physically. This will involve many people and organisations, including community groups, clubs and commercial entities, working together to help achieve positive health and wellbeing outcomes for our community.

The strategy was developed in consultation with the community, and was endorsed by Council in June 2013.

Strategy goals

The strategy includes goals that will guide us in our planning for leisure services, places and spaces. The goals are: 

  • Enable enhanced program and service delivery
  • Optimise, develop or redevelop spaces and places for leisure activities to meet the needs of multiple users
  • Encourage leisure participation across the whole community
  • Ensure that people are informed about leisure opportunities
  • Support both structured and casual leisure activities
  • Support, facilitate and build effective partnerships

Sports Development Plan 2014-23

On Tuesday, 16 December we officially adopted a Sports Development Plan to foster sports across Moonee Valley.

The 10-year strategic plan will provide a clear framework to increase community participation in sport and support the development of local clubs.

The plan was developed following extensive research and consultation with local residents and sports industry experts. Feedback was gathered through community consultation sessions, a household survey, councillor workshops and a successful Sports Summit in 2013.

The plan reflects our commitment to support local sport, recognising its importance to the health of the community in terms of both physical fitness and social inclusion.

More information

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact our Leisure and Open Space Planning department on 9243 8888.

Last updated: Thursday, 12 October 2017, 12:41 AM