In recent years Geelong has grown substantially from a regional town to a contemporary regional City.
In addition to projected growth across the municipality, we (the City of Greater Geelong) have also undertaking a major planning process for Armstrong Creek which will result in an additional 60,000 - 80,000 new residents, resulting in a total population of in excess of 300,000 residents.
We currently have four dedicated indoor recreation centres being:
The Geelong Arena (North Geelong)
Leisuretime Centre (Norlane)
The Barwon Valley Activity Centre (Belmont)
Bellarine Sports and Aquatic Centre (Ocean Grove)
Further to these Council owned venues there are also a number of school and privately managed indoor recreation facilities, which contribute to the number of indoor facilities within the City of Greater Geelong.
We have identified a number of critical issues and opportunities impacting on indoor facility provision and requires a strategic plan to guide future infrastructure planning and development for indoor recreation facilities.
The key aims for the project include:
To review the existing provision of indoor recreation facilities and provide an analysis of indoor facility provision across the Geelong Region both private and government.
To provide a strategic approach for the future provision and development of indoor recreation facilities for the next 20 years including recommendations for the location, enhancement, and development of indoor recreation facilities having regard to key government partnerships and initiatives.