We know a lot of Queenslanders enjoy sport and active recreation. Yet many parents tell us they would like to get their children and themselves more actively involved. We know sport and recreation clubs are working hard in the community and need well-placed support so that everyone can reap the benefits of being involved and physically active.
Sport and active recreation can improve our own and our family’s physical and mental health and well-being. They help us build stronger, safer, more connected communities through volunteering and employment.
But, there are many children and adults who aren’t as physically active as they could be even with our love for sport, our wonderful facilities and our outstanding climate.
You can tell us how we can make sport better at www.qld.gov.au/sportrecstrategy or join a consultation session at Mount Cotton, Shailer Park or Springwood; because we know there is room for improvement..
As our society changes, we face new challenges. Many children and adults spend a lot of their time on devices, or they sit for long stretches of time, rather than playing outside or engaging in physical activities. We want to address the different barriers faced by specific groups of Queenslanders.
That’s why we need your help to develop a strategy – the Queensland Sport and Active Recreation Strategy 2019-2029 – to encourage all Queenslanders, regardless of age, ability or background, to participate in sport and active recreation.
We also want you to think about our talented Queensland Academy of Sport athletes, who are sporting role models for Queenslanders of all ages, and ambassadors for our state. What role should they play in developing healthier, connected communities? How can we help them to achieve even more than they already do?
And what do we need to do to ensure our major sports facilities remain world class and continue to attract key sporting and cultural events?
This is an opportune time to reflect on what we’ve achieved so far, but also on what needs to change and how we can reprioritise the delivery of, and investment in, sport and active recreation initiatives to respond to the needs of Queenslanders.
Please visit www.qld.gov.au/sportrecstrategy to have your say.