Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries invites community members and sporting groups to have their say on key local strategies to improve the delivery and planning of grassroots local sport over the next five years.

“The plans will assist grass roots sport participation across the region by providing targeted sports program and facility development for all community members to enjoy.

“Plans have been developed for the Far West, Central West and Orana, New England/North West, Riverina Murray, North Coast, Hunter, Central Coast, Illawarra Shoalhaven and South East and Tablelands.

“This is a great opportunity for locals to have their say, and I encourage everyone to view their plans and give their feedback on what they would like to see prioritised,” Kevin Humphries said.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the plans draw on concepts developed by the Australian Sports Commission.

“This is an important first step in the process of gathering community feedback to ensure that we invest in the right mix of sports facilities that meet the needs of unique communities.

“Nine, Sport and Active Recreation plans, have been developed with 30 – 40 strategies, inclusive of proposed initiatives specific to each of the regional areas.

“The plans will support participation across the state, through improving accessibility to sports facilities and ovals and supporting programs that foster community involvement,” Mr. Barilaro said.

Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said key proposals in the plans like the ‘stay in your sport’ coach education program will encourage promising your stars to continue with their chosen sport.

“We are also looking to attract more valued sporting events to regional NSW, plan female-friendly sporting facilities and establish hubs to support multi-purpose sports.”

Feedback is invited by Thursday 19 July 2018 at the Office of Sport website: