The Office for Recreation and Sport has produced the following resources to support the planning, development and management of active recreation and sport facilities
Initiated by the Local Government Recreation Forum and Jointly funded by the Local Government Association of South Australian and the Office for Recreation and Sport, the Guidelines have been developed to assist Councils, State Government and State Sporting Organisations to better plan, design, develop and manage major (Regional Level) recreation and sporting facilities.
Produce by InsideEDGE Sport and Leisure Planning in conjunction with Local Government, State Government and Sport SA, the aim of the Guidelines is to promote a more inclusive and collaborative approach to the planning, development and management of facilities.
The Guidelines can be downloaded from the Local Government Association.
The Office for Recreation and Sport (ORS) has developed a business case guide and template to support the development of business cases for major sport and recreation facility developments ($1million+).
The guide and template highlights the importance of rigorous strategic, social, financial and economic analysis and encourages due consideration of options to ensure a number of solutions have been explored and the best solution is supported.
These resources align with South Australian Government requirements, attempt to provide a consistent approach for those seeking State Government Funding for major projects and will enable easier evaluation of projects
These resources are available below or through the Planning and Projects team within the ORS.
Further to the development of the business case guide and template, the Office for Recreation and Sport have developed a Social and Economic Analysis Tool to help place a dollar value of social and economic benefits of recreation and sport facilities throughout their lifecycle, in particular the value of health and wellbeing benefits to individuals, the local community and State Government.
The Office for Recreation and Sport will continue to work with Councils and State Sporting Organisations to improve data collection which will support the use of this tool and to promote the value of Recreation and Sport facilities to all levels of government and the community.
If you would like more information on this tool and potentially ‘road test’ it on one of your major projects contact Planning and Projects team to determine how we may assist and work in partnership.
Brian Delaney – 8457 1424
Learn how to plan and manage facilities via a range of publications for community groups, local governments and other sport and recreation facility providers offered by the Department of Sport and Recreation, Western Australia.