About the resource library
This Community Sport Infrastructure Resource Library has been provided as a guide to assist in the planning, design and construction of innovative, sustainable and fit for purpose community sporting infrastructure.
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The Office of Sport has a dedicated group responsible for the development, delivery and implementation of a portfolio of policy initiatives and reforms implemented by maintaining and developing existing and new sports infrastructure.
Within the Sport Infrastructure Group, the Facilities Strategy and Planning team drives the implementation of a government and sport strategic planning framework and investment strategy for community sporting facilities.
- Strategy and Planning advice for sport and local government
- Sector Collaboration for sport and local government
- GIS/Business Intelligence
- Data Collection and Analysis.
There is wide a range of research available relevant to the development of community sport infrastructure and the wider sport sector, a selection of which will feature here.
The value of sport
AFL - Australian Football League
Value of a Community Football Club - AFL, AFL Victoria, La Trobe University Centre for Sport and Social Impact (2015).
|NRL - National Rugby League||
Social Impact Report 2016 - The NRL is a powerful vehicle for change.
Community Impact Study: Golf in New South Wales - Commissioned by Golf NSW, prepared by SBP Street Ryan (November 2017).
This report to the NSW Government outlines a facilities infrastructure solution for football.
Meeting the future needs of football in NSW; A partnership approach - NSW Government, Northern NSW Football, Football NSW (October 2015)
Community impact of football in New South Wales - Northern NSW Football, Football NSW (2018)
The Community Impact of Football in NSW - Economic, Health and Social - Football Federation Australia, Northern NSW Football, Football NSW (2016)
AusPlay - Clearinghouse for sport
The AusPlay Survey (AusPlay) is a large scale national population tracking survey funded and led by the Australian Sports Commission.
|Market Segmentation Studies||
Market Segmentation for Sports Participation - Clearinghouse for Sport
The Market Segmentation Studies provide key insights regarding how participation in sport is consumed among the Australian population.
Play.Sport.Australia - Australian Sports Commission (ASC)
The game plan to get more Australians, particularly young Australians, playing sport more often – at school or with mates at their local club.
|Australian Sports Directory||
The Australian Sports Directory - Australian Sports Commission (ASC)
Contains contact details of national sporting organisations (NSOs) and NSOs for people with a disability. The organisations listed are not necessarily assisted or funded by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC).
|AIS High Performance Strategy||
Australia's Winning Edge - High Performance Strategy - Australian Sports Commission (ASC)
Developed in partnership with Australia's high performance network, Australia's Winning Edge provides the high performance sports sector with clear performance targets and a framework for collaboration from 2012-2022.
|High Performance Sport Knowledge Base||
High Performance Sport - Clearinghouse for Sport
A range of expert evaluated information resources covering good and promising practice in sport and physical activity.
|Intergenerational Review of Australian Sport||
Sport also makes a major contribution to our health and wellbeing, with high participation by children creating the foundations for an active, healthy life that is essential to combat obesity and physical inactivity.
Intergenerational Review of Australian Sport 2017 - The Boston Consulting Group
|Sport & Recreation Spatial||
The relationship of sport participation to provision of sports facilities and socioeconomic status: a geographical analysis - Eime, Dr Rochelle et al (October 2016)
|NSW Schools population survey||
NSW Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPANS) 2015 - Health (NSW Government)
SPANS is a cross-sectional, school based population survey of school children age 5 to 16 years which measures a range of children’s health behaviours including dietary patterns and eating behaviours, physical activity and measures of fitness and fundamental movement skills, and identified factors related to healthy growth and development.
The Office of Sport is committed to providing support to all stakeholders involved in community sport infrastructure. As part of this commitment, regular sports talks and other forums are organised to share information and facilitate networking opportunities across the sector.
Sector sport talk
|The Value of Community Sport Infrastructure Forum
23 October 2018
The Value of Community Sport Infrastructure Forum included presenters from KPMG, Sport Australia, Office of Sport, School Infrastructure and Tennis NSW who have extensive experience advising on sports infrastructure planning and projects.
The keynote presenter, Ron Zubrik is a Partner in KPMG’s Management Consulting practice and a key member of KPMG’s National Sports Advisory Group.
Sport Infrastructure planning and investment - Office of Sport