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Sport and Recreation Strategy

The Sport and Recreation Strategy 2015-2020 aims to provide Ipswich City Council with a five year strategy which provides a targeted action plan for Ipswich Council to deliver to provide for greater sport and recreation opportunities within the City.

The Sport and Recreation Strategy 2015-2020 will support the delivery of sport and recreation through the following:

  • Delivery of a shared vision and direction for sport and recreation in Ipswich City
  • Encouraging collaborative action to achieve successful outcomes for its residents
  • Delivery of effective sport and recreations programs, facilities and services to diverse communities in Ipswich 
  • Informing decisions, priorities and resources for sport and recreation in Ipswich

Adopting and implementing the Sport and Recreation Strategy 2015-2020 will enable Ipswich City Council to lead the way in providing its community access to a range of vibrant, diverse, innovative and inclusive sport, recreation and physical activity opportunities to help improve the community's health and wellbeing.  Furthermore, adopting and implementing the Strategy will bring Ipswich closer to achieving its vision as directed through the Futures Plan, including the key themes of:

  • Caring for our community
  • Caring for our environment 
  • Strengthening our local economy and building prosperity
  • Managing growth and delivering key infrastructure
  • Listening, leading and financial management.

Building upon the foundations achieved through preceding Strategies, Council will address these threats by implementing the priority actions set within this Strategy to achieve the overall vision, objectives and key targets. 

Download the Sport and Recreation Strategy (PDF, 2.5 MB)