The way Central Highlands’ sportsgrounds are managed will change from 2019 after Central Highlands Regional Council adopted the Game Plan Tenure Framework this week.
Game Plan Advisory Committee Chair and Councillor Alan McIndoe said the finalisation of the Tenure Framework is a milestone in the Game Plan.
‘From January 2019, council will begin implementing its tenure framework for council owned and controlled land used by sports clubs and organisations,’ he said.
‘The implementation phase is expected to last nine months and council will engage directly with sports clubs throughout the process.
‘We have completed extensive engagement with sports clubs this year to fine-tune this framework and we are looking forward to see it put into action.’
Councillor McIndoe said the Game Plan is the biggest transformation program sports and recreation in the Central Highlands has seen.
‘It has been 18 months since we embarked on the Game Plan journey and it has definitely been a marathon in a sports sense,’ he said.
‘But, as with all endurance sports, if you stick with it and have your eyes on the goal, you will come out stronger and fitter.
‘We want sports and recreation in the Central Highlands to be successful for the long-term and offer well-managed facilities where tomorrow’s sports stars can grow and develop.’
In June 2017, Central Highlands Regional Council embarked on one of its biggest transformation programs for sports and recreation in the region when the Game Plan Advisory Committee was formed. The Tenure Framework lies at the heart of the Game Plan strategy. It identifies roles and responsibilities for council and sports clubs to manage and maintain council-owned and controlled sportsgrounds.
More information about the Game Plan and the Tenure Framework can be found on council’s website.