Open Space and Recreation Strategy

Blue Mountains City Council has now concluded the first stage of community consultation comprising of a series of online surveys in preparation of the new 'Open Space and Recreation Strategy' for the City of Blue Mountains.

This strategy is going to inform Council’s decisions for investment in future maintenance, planning and development of open space and recreational facilities in the City. We have been consulting widely with the community on their current attitudes and needs, and also researching trends in the use of recreational and open space in the Blue Mountains.

Please find Fact Sheets summarising the results of each survey in the document library:

  • Residents Open Space & Recreation Survey – Self Selected
  • Residents Open Space & Recreation Survey – Random
  • School Students Open Space & Recreation Survey
  • Sports Clubs Open Space & Recreation Survey
  • Dog Exercise Open Space & Recreation Survey
  • Shared Space with Dog Off-Leash Open Space & Recreation Survey
  • Cliff Sports Open Space & Recreation Survey
  • Mountain Biking Open Space & Recreation Survey

Also, attached are reports written by external consultants analysing the survey data and relating the findings to the other surveys as well as national trends.

‘Survey of Recreation Participation in the Blue Mountains LGA’ - Blue Mountains City Council. Date: March 2016 - Taverner Research

‘Measuring use of, and satisfaction with open space and recreation facilities in the Blue Mountains. Results from a random and statistically representative survey of 442 Blue Mountains City Council residents’ - Blue Mountains City Council.

Date: May 2016 – Jetty Research

‘Understand users and uses of various recreational activities within the Blue Mountains LGA - Results from a number of ad hoc surveys’ - Blue Mountains City CouncilDate: July 2016 - Jetty Research

Council will now conduct stakeholder workshops to further discuss trends and issues arising from the survey information and options for future management and provision.

A draft Open Space and Recreation Strategy will be prepared and presented to Council in mid 2017 for placement on public exhibition, seeking comment from interested community members and other stakeholders.

Blue Mountains City Council has now concluded the first stage of community consultation comprising of a series of online surveys in preparation of the new 'Open Space and Recreation Strategy' for the City of Blue Mountains.

This strategy is going to inform Council’s decisions for investment in future maintenance, planning and development of open space and recreational facilities in the City. We have been consulting widely with the community on their current attitudes and needs, and also researching trends in the use of recreational and open space in the Blue Mountains.

Please find Fact Sheets summarising the results of each survey in the document library:

  • Residents Open Space & Recreation Survey – Self Selected
  • Residents Open Space & Recreation Survey – Random
  • School Students Open Space & Recreation Survey
  • Sports Clubs Open Space & Recreation Survey
  • Dog Exercise Open Space & Recreation Survey
  • Shared Space with Dog Off-Leash Open Space & Recreation Survey
  • Cliff Sports Open Space & Recreation Survey
  • Mountain Biking Open Space & Recreation Survey

Also, attached are reports written by external consultants analysing the survey data and relating the findings to the other surveys as well as national trends.

‘Survey of Recreation Participation in the Blue Mountains LGA’ - Blue Mountains City Council. Date: March 2016 - Taverner Research

‘Measuring use of, and satisfaction with open space and recreation facilities in the Blue Mountains. Results from a random and statistically representative survey of 442 Blue Mountains City Council residents’ - Blue Mountains City Council.

Date: May 2016 – Jetty Research

‘Understand users and uses of various recreational activities within the Blue Mountains LGA - Results from a number of ad hoc surveys’ - Blue Mountains City CouncilDate: July 2016 - Jetty Research

Council will now conduct stakeholder workshops to further discuss trends and issues arising from the survey information and options for future management and provision.

A draft Open Space and Recreation Strategy will be prepared and presented to Council in mid 2017 for placement on public exhibition, seeking comment from interested community members and other stakeholders.

Open Spaces and Recreation Survey - Blue Mountains Residents

This consultation has now concluded. We would like to thank everyone for their contributions!

CLOSED: This consultation has now concluded. We would like to thank everyone for their contributions!