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Published Friday 21 February 2020
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Help plan for Kilmore’s changing sport and recreation needs

People who access sport and recreation facilities in Kilmore are being encouraged to take part in a survey to help identify current and future needs.

The survey is part of a study by Mitchell Shire Council. The study is looking at current needs as well as the type of activities people are interested in bringing to Kilmore to suit their lifestyle and life stages as the community grows.

Council has spoken with representatives from various clubs and organisations in 2019 and is now looking for input from the wider community before preparing the draft plan.

You can take the survey online at Engaging Mitchell Shire.

Copies are also available from Kilmore Leisure Centre and the Kilmore Customer and Library Service Centre.

Quotes attributable to Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor David Lowe

“Kilmore’s population is growing and changing. People are living longer and, in many cases, are typically less active as they struggle to squeeze exercise into their busy lives,” he said.

“At the same time, the sorts of activities people are interested in is changing with different trends. It is also changing as people move through different life stages with interests ranging from traditional organised sport through to passive walking and more passive leisure activities.

“This is changing the sort of sport and recreation activities that we need to plan for in the future.

“We want the plan to reflect the needs of the Kilmore community. So far, we have heard from Kilmore’s sport and recreation clubs about how they use existing facilities and what they are likely to need for the future. Now, we would like to hear from people of all ages, whether they are active or not.

“Tell your friends, neighbours, colleagues and ask your children. Everyone’s responses are important. The more people who take part, the more representative the study will be.”

This page was last updated on 25 February 2020.