Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Albury and Wodonga councils united on cross-border sports plan

AlburyCity and Wodonga Councils have released a Draft Sport and Recreation Strategy that sets a long-term plan for the region’s facilities as part of the councils’ Two Cities One Community partnership.

The councils say the strategy will allow both councils to provide sport and recreation opportunities in the most efficient manner, with a focus on improvements to existing facilities that meet the needs of the growing community. 

AlburyCity Mayor, Kylie King said the strategy had been developed in consultation with local sporting groups and governing bodies, with extensive background research undertaken to determine the trends in participation and facilities required, and inspections of local facilities.

“We are an extremely active community, and we need to ensure that we cater for increasing demand, as well as encouraging female participation and access for those with a disability,” she said.

The sports investigated in the strategy include AFL, athletics, baseball, basketball, beach volleyball, cricket, croquet, cycling, hockey, lawn bowls, netball, rowing, rugby league, rugby union, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, touch football, triathlon, and volleyball. Aquatics facilities will be investigated separately, the Mayor said.

The strategy explores a range of actions that both councils can take to encourage participation in these sports over the next 10+ years.

The 2C1C Draft Sport and Recreation Strategy is now available for feedback on the AlburyCity website.

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