Thank you to everyone who gave us feedback on the City’s draft Open Space, Sports and Recreation Needs Study. The Study was placed on public exhibition from Tuesday 17 May to Friday 1 July 2016.
There was a good response, including more than 1,200 visits to the SydneyYourSay page; 728 study document downloads; 92 completed feedback forms and 19 submissions. The majority of participants indicated they were current users of open space, parks, sports and recreation facilities in the City of Sydney.
Overall, the response to the Study was positive, with support for the City’s strategic directions and the proposed capital works expenditure over the next 10 years.
Through this public exhibition, the City has gained a good understanding of the future priorities of people who use open space, parks and sports and recreation facilities, as well as an indication of the strategic directions and actions which are supported by the community and stakeholders.
A number of specific comments, suggestions and requests were captured throughout the consultation process, including:
- Requests for new skate facilities in the City of Sydney;
- Requests for hockey facilities, including for the Glebe Hockey Club;
- The important role of parks and recreation facilities in promoting health and well-being and community connections;
- Requests for upgrades to community and recreation facilities in Pyrmont/Ultimo.
These issues and others and included in the Submissions Report which will be reported to Council later in 2016.