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Overview: About the Agency

Our Strategic Focus

The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing (ORSR) is South Australia’s lead government agency for sport, recreation and racing.

Getting South Australians moving and enjoying the benefits of physical activity is a key focus of the Agency. Adapting to and embracing an ever-changing social landscape has become an increasingly important part of finding ways to incorporate movement, play or performance in the everyday lives of children, youth and adults. This objective is supported by 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.

Our Vision

Our Vision

Our Functions, Objectives and Deliverables

Our functions, objectives and deliverables

Our Organisational Structure

Organisational structure

The total number of full-time equivalents (FTE) employed in the Agency at 30 June 2020 was 79.40 FTE.

Changes to the Agency

During 2020–21 there were the following changes to the Agency’s structure and objectives as a result of internal reviews or machinery-of-government changes.

  • The Venues and Capital Projects Team is now represented in the Executive Leadership Team by the newly filled Director Infrastructure and Planning position.

Our Minister

Hon Corey Wingard MP was the Minister responsible for:

  • Infrastructure and Transport
  • Recreation, Sport and Racing
Corey Wingard 

Our Executive Team

Ms Kylie Taylor - Chief Executive

Ms Taylor was the Chief Executive of the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing.


Mr Tim Nicholas – Director, Corporate Strategy and Investment Division

Mr Nicholas was the Director responsible for leading:

  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources
  • Customer Service
  • Communications
  • Governance
  • Strategic and Corporate Planning
  • Enterprise Information Management
  • Industry Insights – Research and Analytics
  • Funding Services.
Tim Nicholas 

Wes Battams - Director, South Australian Sports Institute (SASI)

Mr Battams was the Director responsible for leading:

  • High Performance Sport Programs Coaching
  • Performance Analysts
  • Skills Acquisition
  • Sports Physiologists & Engineers
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Biochemistry
  • Talent Search
  • Volunteer Management
  • Athlete Career Development.

Mr Adam Trottman – Director, Infrastructure and Planning Division

Mr Trottman commenced with the Agency on 1 February 2021 as the Director responsible for leading:

  • Venues Management
  • Recreation and Sport Planning
  • Asset Management
  • Transport Operations
  • Infrastructure Delivery.
Adam Trottman

Mr Justin Stephens – Senior Manager, Sector Capability Division

Mr Stephens was the Senior Manager responsible for leading:

  • Game On: Getting South Australia Moving
  • Community Participation
  • Sports Integrity
  • Sport Culture and Ethics
  • Industry Advisory
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Racing Industry Support
  • Boxing and Martial Arts Regulation and Compliance.
Justin Stephens 

Legislation administered by the agency

Acts committed to the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing:

Boxing and Martial Arts Act 2000

Recreational Greenways Act 2000

Recreation Grounds (Joint Schemes) Act 1947

Recreation Grounds Rates and Taxes Exemption Act 1981

Sports Drug Testing Act 2000

Port Pirie Racecourse Site Act 1946