Chittering Sport and Recreation Survey (Closed)

Dear Resident and/or Elector,

The topic of sport, recreation and the associated facilities has been at the forefront of public discussion across our community for the past 18 months. Council is seeking to make use of this conversation by updating Council’s Sport and Recreation Plan to properly plan for the coming ten years.

To ensure the opinion of the community is heard, Council are asking that you read the attached information sheet and then complete the online survey. The survey seeks to understand what sport and recreational activities you believe are important now and into the future. We are also asking your opinion on the three major sport and recreational projects that the Shire currently is considering.

The three projects are:

  1. Lower Chittering - Chittering Community Centre and Sporting Facilities;
  2. Muchea - Changerooms & Clubroom Re-development; 
  3. Bindoon - Mountain Bike Park.

Lower Chittering: As most would be aware, the Shire has a $4.7m grant approved for the construction of community and sporting infrastructure in Lower Chittering. This grant provides the opportunity to replace the current facilities in Lower Chittering, as these are outdated and have very limited capacity for redevelopment. As the grant has already been approved, there will be consequences should we choose to go ahead or not. There are time constraints on this grant, therefore, Council needs to make a considered opinion on this project, informed by community opinion, in the immediate future.  Background on this project can be found here

Muchea: A grant application was recently submitted for the State Government’s Community Sport and Recreation Facility Fund (CSRFF) for the construction of new Clubrooms and Changerooms in Muchea. This development will replace the currently outdated facilities at Muchea.

Bindoon: The Bindoon Mountain Bike Park may provide an offset for the potentially negative economic effects of the soon to be constructed Bindoon Bypass, as well as providing an alternative recreational option for local residents. Feedback on this proposal has so far been positive, but this survey will assess this project in conjunction with the other two projects outlined above. It is important to note that each of these involves the provision of land and capital investment by the Shire.

Please take time to read the attached information before completing the survey. There has been a lot of information regarding these projects, but the attachment gives the most up to date information on which you can base your decision.

The survey closes on Friday 9 October 2020. We thank you in advance for your participation in determining the future of Sport and Recreation in the Shire of Chittering.

Chittering Sport and Recreation Survey - Information

Online Survey