Open Space and Recreation Strategy

Council is developing a new 'Open Space and Recreation Strategy' for the City of Blue Mountains.

This strategy will 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.

Our consultation has included:

Residents Open Space and Recreation Survey

This survey received an excellent response, concluding on Friday 26th February 2016. The survey results are currently being analysed and a report will be made available.

Jetty Research is currently engaging residents by phone to undertake the online survey to assist in getting a broader sample of survey respondents by recruiting additional participants from particular age groups.

School Students in the Blue Mountains – A survey of school age students participating in sporting and recreational activities

Sports and Recreation Clubs in the Blue Mountains – A survey focusing on membership and participation trends and use of facilities

Blue Mountains Accommodation and Tourism Association – A survey of businesses servicing tourists in the Blue Mountains

Council is now seeking further information on the use of facilities for specific recreation activities.

The following consultations are underway:

Survey - Dog Exercise - SURVEY CLOSED.

This survey seeks information on a range of issues to do with the provision of spaces and facilities for dog exercise. The focus survey includes questions regarding off-leash dog areas.

Survey -Shared space with dog off-leash exercise - SURVEY CLOSED.

This survey seeks information on the use of spaces where sporting and other recreational users share with dog off-leash exercise.

Survey – Play Strategy - SURVEY CLOSED.

This survey is seeking to understand community priorities for the different Council parks, use of play opportunities that are available now and what would make parks more attractive for play.

Survey - Cliff Sports (click to participate)

This survey is seeking information on current participation trends and issues with the various sports that take place in the cliff areas managed by Council.

Survey - Off-road Biking (click to participate)

This survey is seeking information on current participation trends and issues with the off road biking sports (including mountain biking), that take place in the reserve areas managed by Council.

Council will publish the results from these consultations as they become available.

Council is developing a new 'Open Space and Recreation Strategy' for the City of Blue Mountains.

This strategy will 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.

Our consultation has included:

Residents Open Space and Recreation Survey

This survey received an excellent response, concluding on Friday 26th February 2016. The survey results are currently being analysed and a report will be made available.

Jetty Research is currently engaging residents by phone to undertake the online survey to assist in getting a broader sample of survey respondents by recruiting additional participants from particular age groups.

School Students in the Blue Mountains – A survey of school age students participating in sporting and recreational activities

Sports and Recreation Clubs in the Blue Mountains – A survey focusing on membership and participation trends and use of facilities

Blue Mountains Accommodation and Tourism Association – A survey of businesses servicing tourists in the Blue Mountains

Council is now seeking further information on the use of facilities for specific recreation activities.

The following consultations are underway:

Survey - Dog Exercise - SURVEY CLOSED.

This survey seeks information on a range of issues to do with the provision of spaces and facilities for dog exercise. The focus survey includes questions regarding off-leash dog areas.

Survey -Shared space with dog off-leash exercise - SURVEY CLOSED.

This survey seeks information on the use of spaces where sporting and other recreational users share with dog off-leash exercise.

Survey – Play Strategy - SURVEY CLOSED.

This survey is seeking to understand community priorities for the different Council parks, use of play opportunities that are available now and what would make parks more attractive for play.

Survey - Cliff Sports (click to participate)

This survey is seeking information on current participation trends and issues with the various sports that take place in the cliff areas managed by Council.

Survey - Off-road Biking (click to participate)

This survey is seeking information on current participation trends and issues with the off road biking sports (including mountain biking), that take place in the reserve areas managed by Council.

Council will publish the results from these consultations as they become available.

Open Spaces and Recreation Survey - Blue Mountains Residents

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!