Facilities for active recreation are important to people living, working, studying in and visiting a place. As such, UrbanGrowth NSW is undertaking an Active Recreational Needs Study for The Bays Precinct to understand the active recreational needs of people who will use the Bays Precinct, and to reflect those needs in planning of The Bays Precinct.
By active recreation we mean activities which use:
- Sporting fields
- Outdoor sports courts
- Indoor sports courts or facilities
- Aquatic facilities
- Water-based recreational facilities
- Informal outdoor recreational facilities
- Youth spaces/skate facilities.
UrbanGrowth NSW is working closely with the Inner West and City of Sydney Councils to deliver the Study. Both Councils already hold extensive information on public use of local facilities as well as local recreation trends.
UrbanGrowth NSW will build on this work by engaging with local sporting groups, schools and the broader community, which are all valuable sources of knowledge about recreational activities and facilities in the area.
Engagement activities will occur in several phases, as illustrated below.
The following community survey is part of the Information Gathering Phase. The purpose of this survey is to obtain information from the community on:
- use of active recreational facilities and spaces
- participation in organised sport and other active recreational activities
- active recreational facilities that the community would like to see in The Bays Precinct.
This information will help UrbanGrowth NSW to determine the number and types of active recreational facilities that can be provided in or close to The Bays Precinct.
All information obtained by UrbanGrowth NSW during the preparation of the Active Recreational Needs Study will be shared with the City of Sydney and Inner West Councils to assist them with the planning of recreational facilities within their local government area.