Game On: Getting South Australia Active

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Consultation has concluded

Consultation Process

Now closed

This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 19 November to 13 December 2019. Below is a record of the consultation.

Help us develop a shared vision for an Active State by having your say on how we can get South Australians more active, more often.

What’s being decided?

South Australia is a very proud sporting state and we know that South Australians love taking advantage of our wonderful environment to get out and get active.

Game On: Getting South Australia Active wants to ensure all South Australians are able to reap the benefits of active

Consultation Process

Now closed

This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 19 November to 13 December 2019. Below is a record of the consultation.

Help us develop a shared vision for an Active State by having your say on how we can get South Australians more active, more often.

What’s being decided?

South Australia is a very proud sporting state and we know that South Australians love taking advantage of our wonderful environment to get out and get active.

Game On: Getting South Australia Active wants to ensure all South Australians are able to reap the benefits of active and healthy lives. The project is looking at all levels of sport and active recreation, from getting people more active in their local communities, to supporting grassroots sporting clubs, state associations, and encouraging more cycling and walking.

Previous state-wide community and stakeholder consultation helped us identify the key challenges and opportunities for participants in, and providers of, sports and recreation:

  1. Affordable sport and recreation opportunities
  2. A sustainable sport and recreation sector
  3. Increasing the quantity and quality of volunteering opportunities
  4. High quality, inclusive and accessible sport and recreation infrastructure
  5. Encouraging and enabling lifelong physical activity
  6. High quality and accessible public spaces for active recreation
  7. Encouraging active transport
  8. Active young people with good coordination and strong fundamental movement skills.

You can find out more about the initial state-wide consultation in the Background page.

We now want you to take part in the development of a shared vision of an Active State by exploring opportunities for growth in the sport and recreation sector.

How can your input influence the decision?

Your input will help us prioritise how we can invest in sport and recreation into the future by focusing our resources in those areas that are most important to you.

Get Involved

We want to know what strategies we can put in place to help you become more active in your community. Have your say on the Game On: Getting South Australia Active project:

What are the next steps?

Development of the Game On report will be guided by feedback received through this consultation process. It will be used as a focal point for government agencies and the industry to work together and maximise the benefits of sports and recreation for the wider community.

The Game On report will be published on the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing on this website in early 2020.

Contact details:

For general enquiries, please email us at GameOn@sa.gov.au or call us on 0874247619 during business hours (9 am to 5 pm, weekdays).

Closing date: Friday 13 December 2019 5:00 pm



Background

Now closed

This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 19 November to 13 December 2019. Find out more about the consultation process.

The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing (ORSR) is the lead agency for the South Australian Government’s policy on sport and active recreation. ORSR supports sport and recreation through the development of policy, programs and resources, the provision of funding, recreation and sport planning, infrastructure development, elite sport pathways and programs, and the promotion of physical activity. ORSR also provides strategic policy advice to the Minister on matters relating to the South Australian Racing industry.

The Project

The Game On: Getting South Australia Active project is a call to action for industry leaders, government and other interested stakeholders which aims to:

  • Provide vision for South Australia’s sport and recreation industry.
  • Identify future opportunities for economic growth within the industry.
  • Enhance social capital and capability for world-class facilities and events.
  • Increase stakeholder understanding and engagement with emerging issues.
  • Develop a common platform for stakeholder collaboration, strategic and sector planning.
  • Inform how sport and recreation can contribute to whole of government objectives.

Since June 2019, ORSR has undertaken statewide consultation with the South Australian community on Phase One of the Game On project.

The statewide consultation process sought to gather input regarding how South Australia can be an active state by identifying key opportunities and challenges for participants in and providers of sport and recreation. A full report from this consultation phase can be seen online on the ORSR website.

Phase Two of the Game On project aims to consult further with the community and stakeholders to understand how the key issues collated from Phase One will impact on participation and the sustainability and professionalism of the industry.

An Expert Panel, appointed by the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing, prioritised eight key opportunities and challenges from the statewide consultation, that would optimise the benefits for the South Australia community and provide a platform for shared understanding and focused collaboration across the industry and across government.

The eight Game On opportunities and challenges prioritised by the Expert Panel are:

  1. Affordable sport and recreation opportunities
  2. A sustainable sport and recreation sector
  3. Increasing the quantity and quality of volunteering opportunities
  4. High quality, inclusive and accessible sport and recreation infrastructure
  5. Encouraging and enabling lifelong physical activity
  6. High quality and accessible public spaces for active recreation
  7. Encouraging active transport
  8. Active young people with good coordination and strong fundamental movement skills.

The following overachieving principles will be critical all eight themes above:

  • Equity
  • Evidence-Based
  • Collaboration
  • Funding and Resources

It is anticipated that through collaboration across government, the Game On project will drive systemic change that supports the government’s vision for a healthy and active South Australia.