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New regional sport delivery model

A new way of delivering sport and active recreation in NSW.

The Office of Sport is working with the sport and active recreation sector to design a new service delivery model for sport and active recreation services across NSW.

This comes following the Minister for Sport announcing in December 2016 that the 11 Sport and Recreation Centres will remain owned and operated by the Office of Sport following a review into service delivery options in 2016. The announcement indicated that the Centres will be modernised and optimised.

This decision provides the opportunity to revise its approach and review its provision of services, in particular its regional service delivery model. The scope of this project includes Office of Sport entities and programs including Sport and Recreation Centres, Regional Offices and grant funding.

What does ‘modernised and optimised’ mean?

In the context of this project, ‘modernise’ and ‘optimise’ means doing new and contemporary activities across the Office of Sport’s regional service delivery network, while making best use of available staff and funding. For example, leading the development of new programs, creating new partnerships or building new or renovating facilities.

What is the objective of the project?

The objective of this project is to implement a more cohesive and holistic regional service delivery model that connects entities in each region and leverages the strengths of the Office of Sport to lead the sport and active recreation sector.

It is proposed, that once finalised, the model will:

  • align the Office of Sport to the 10 NSW Government regional boundaries
  • ensure services provided by the Office of Sport remain relevant to the sector
  • tailor service offering to the unique needs and characteristics of each region
  • improve connectivity internally between Office of Sport and the sector
  • develop and implement Regional Sport and Active Recreation Plans for each NSW Government region that provides an operational framework for how agreed outcomes will be achieved in each region
  • enhance synergies between the Sport and Recreation Centres, Regional Offices, Regional Academies of Sport, the sport and active recreation sector, other sector partners and the three levels of Government (Commonwealth, State and Local)
  • align services to contribute to achievement of Government and Premier’s priorities, including Tackling Childhood Obesity and Improving Government Services
  • work with key stakeholders in the planning of facilities and infrastructure across the regions
  • build the resources and capabilities of the sector.

Outcomes

The outcomes expected from this project include:

  • increase the percentage of the NSW population regularly participating in physical activity
  • a more strengthened and integrated high performance pathway
  • an enhanced Office of Sport and sport and active recreation sector capability.

Draft Regional Sport and Active Recreation Plans

New regional sport delivery model draft plans
The Office of Sport is currently assessing the feedback on the nine draft Regional Sport and Active Recreation Plans.

The draft plans represent a new approach to the collaboration, planning and delivery of sport and active recreation across the stateregions of NSW. Each draft Regional Sport and Active Recreation Plan focuses on achieving six outcomes by undertaking a series of region and non-region specific strategies over the next decade.

Each plan provides recommendations for activities that could be implemented in each region. They provide a list of possibilities which can be prioritised by each region’s Sport and Active Recreation Planning and Delivery group.

Read through your Regional Sport and Active Recreation Plan and have your say! 

Consultation period closed.

Regional Sport and Active Recreation Plans

Approach – key steps and timeframe

The New Regional Sport Delivery Model project will have three phases:

Step Activity Indicative Timeframe

Step 1 - Consultation

Consult with key internal and external stakeholders in each region, including:

  • Round 2: Regional Concept Testing (June )
  • Round 3: Deeper Conversations (July - August)
  • Round 4: Regional Planning Days (October - November)

June - November 2017
(Completed)

Step 2 - Plan

  • Feedback will be analysed to develop ‘modernised and optimised’ service delivery options and recommendations
  • Draft and develop individualised Regional Sport and Active Recreation Plans for each NSW region with key stakeholders

Dec 2017 – June 2018
 

Step 3 - Implement

  • Implementation of the preferred modernised and optimised version

July – Dec 2018

For more information on the project, please contact regionalplans@sport.nsw.gov.au

A new way of delivering sport and active recreation in NSW (PDF, 4.25MB)