Recreation, Play and Open Space Strategy (RPOSS)
Earlier this year, Council undertook community consultation to develop a Recreation, Play and Open Space Strategy.
The output of this consultation was a strategic document that represented the needs of the community that Council could use to determine.
- acquisition and disposal of public open space;
- the prioritisation of open and play spaces and a framework for their future development; and
- a framework within which sport and recreation providers within the municipality and the general public can realise the best possible uses of public open space and Councilowned resources.
The Strategy contains opportunities to enhance participation, liveability, health and wellbeing for residents and visitors to the Derwent Valley and will guide Council in making budgetary decisions in relation to upgrades to, and maintenance of, Council’s recreation, play and open spaces.
Key themes arising from the process included a high demand for play and sports facilities; a very strong demand for walking, cycling and dog walking and the need to improve and expand trails and footpaths to meet this demand in most communities.