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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 07 Hansard (Wednesday, 29 June 2011) . . Page.. 2788 ..


Sport and recreation

MS PORTER (Ginninderra) (11.18): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) that the government, on Tuesday, 12 April 2011, launched the Active 2020—Strategic Plan for Sport and Recreation in the ACT and Region;

(b) that this dynamic partnership between the sport and recreation industry and the Government provides a long term strategic plan for sport and active recreation in the ACT;

(c) that the partnership provides an opportunity for expansion in participation in sports at the grassroots level;

(d) that it provides opportunities for schools and sporting clubs to enter into partnering agreements on sharing of resources;

(e) that it ensures sport and recreation organisations in the ACT have access to sustainable and quality infrastructure for the delivery of sport and recreation activities; and

(f) that it promotes the benefits of sport and active recreation amongst Canberrans and therefore enriches the Canberra community; and

(2) calls on the ACT Government to continue to:

(a) provide encouragement to sporting clubs and organisations to support and promote sporting and active recreation programs that support groups including those with disability, youth, indigenous, women, ageing and cultural groups, as stated in strategic initiative 1.5 of the Active 2020 strategic plan;

(b) encourage and support sporting clubs and organisations in ensuring they are operating in line with the National Sports Volunteer Strategy and continuing to engage community volunteers, as stated in strategic initiative 3.4 of the Active 2020 strategic plan;

(c) engage with schools and sporting clubs in relation to strategic initiative 7.5 and 7.6 of the Active 2020 strategic plan; and

(d) ensure improved integration of, and coordination of, non-government provided sport and recreation facilities with those provided by the Government, as stated in strategic initiative 7.9 of the Active 2020 strategic plan.

I am pleased to move this motion in this place today. On 12 April this year the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation, Mr Barr, launched the active 2020 strategic plan for sport and recreation in the ACT and region. I was happy to be there


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