Council Minutes - Section C: Notice of Motion - 2 February 2021

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Notice of Motion tabled at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 2 February 2021 which was held at the Council Conference and Reception Centre in City Hall, 57 Little Malop Street, Geelong.


Notice of Motion - Councillor Kontelj

State School Outdoor Sporting Facilities

Background

Access to safe and accessible recreation facilities is an important contributor to increased participation in physical activity, health and wellbeing.

For some in our communities the ability to achieve ready access to recreational space can be impacted by factors such as lack of transport, cost and availability of facilities at a local neighbourhood level.

Council and the State Government play a vital role in the funding, provision and maintenance of recreational facilities and together have delivered a broad range of recreational infrastructure across the community including parks, playgrounds, courts and playing fields.

In addition to Council facilities local State schools across our municipality provide high quality open space and recreational facilities for use by students and the school community.

Enabling access to these recreation facilities outside school hours may provide opportunities for young people and children to play and engage in physical activity where they may otherwise be restricted due to transport or other constraints and would supplement the existing network of recreational assets for the benefit of the wider community.

Councillor Kontelj moved, Councillor Grzybek seconded -

That Council write to State Government representatives to advocate for increased community access to outdoor State school sporting infrastructure outside of school hours and during school holidays to allow increased usage of such assets for health and wellbeing pursuits for children.

Carried.


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