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Statewide Consultation


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.

From June to August 2019, ORSR actively sought deeper collaboration with the community and its stakeholders regarding three projects which were identified as key priorities for the 2017-2021 Strategic Plan cycle.

The three priority projects are:

These three projects were consulted on collectively, as they are closely aligned and will deliver outcomes that address whole of government and department objectives.

ORSR engaged URPS to support the consultation process to ensure the engagement captured community views from right across South Australia and from a variety of perspectives including local government, providers of sport and recreation, and communities.

The Consultation

To support this collaboration with its stakeholders, ORSR undertook a 10 week statewide consultation process to gather early input for use across all three priority projects and establish the foundation for ongoing conversations and working relationships.  The outcomes of this statewide consultation will be used by the three priority projects to inform subsequent phases of each individual project.

The 10 week consultation phase for these projects was extensive – through 34 interactive workshops and forums held across the state, 25 written submissions, 412 Facebook posts and 150 online feedback forms.

Feedback was received from 54 of the 68 Councils, 56 state sporting and recreations organisations, industry bodies and support organisations and 229 community clubs and groups.

The below Consultation Discussion Paper was presented to all participants attending the consultation.

A summary of the 34 Statewide consultation interactive workshops held throughout South Australia over a 10 week period are below:

LocationTargeted GroupDate
1Riverland, BerriCommunityMonday 24 June 2019
2Riverland, BerriLocal GovernmentTuesday 25 June 2019
3Central Mid North, ClareCommunityWednesday 26 June 2019
4Central Mid North, ClareLocal GovernmentThursday 27 June 2019
5Mid North, Port PirieCommunityTuesday 2 July 2019
6Port AugustaLocal Government
(inc. Outback Communities Authority & Roxby Downs)
Wednesday 3 July 2019
7Port AugustaCommunityWednesday 3 July 2019
8Mayoral SessionMayors and Elected MembersMonday 8 July 2019
9Port LincolnCommunity and Local GovernmentWednesday 10 July 2019
10CampbelltownCommunityTuesday 16 July 2019
11Industry Facilities Professional Clubs For Profit ProvidersWednesday 17 July 2019
12Murrylands, Murray BridgeLocal GovernmentMonday 22 July 2019
13Murrylands, Murray BridgeCommunityMonday 22 July 2019
14Hallett CoveCommunityTuesday 23 July 2019
15North Adelaide CommunityWednesday 24 July 2019
16LGA metropolitan staff Local GovernmentFriday 26 July 2019
17State Sporting OrganisationsExecutives and PresidentsMonday 29 July 2019
18State Recreation OrganisationsExecutives and PresidentsMonday 29 July 2019
19State Sporting OrganisationsExecutives and PresidentsTuesday 30 July 2019
20Industry GroupsSport SA, Recreation SA, EducationWednesday 31 July 2019
21LGA metropolitan staffLocal GovernmentThursday 1 August 2019
22WoodvilleCommunityThursday 1 August 2019
23ElizabethCommunityMonday 5 August 2019
24WhyallaCommunity and Local GovernmentTuesday 6 August 2019
25Southern Fleurieu, Victor HarborLocal GovernmentWednesday 7 August 2019
26Southern Fleurieu, Victor HarborCommunityWednesday 7 August 2019
27Limestone Coast, NaracoorteLocal GovernmentMonday 12 August 2019
28Limestone Coast, Mount GambierCommunityMonday 12 August 2019
29WillungaCommunityTuesday 13 August 2019
30Yorke Peninsula, KadinaCommunityWednesday 14 August 2019
31Mount BarkerCommunityThursday 15 August 2019
32CedunaCommunity and Local GovernmentMonday 19 August 2019
33GlenelgCommunityTuesday 20 August 2019
34St Mary'sCommunityWednesday 28 August 2019

The Report