Growing participation

As our population grows in size and diversity, new cultural and sporting pursuits are emerging.

Many single-purpose facilities are no longer suitable. These need upgrading or redesign to accommodate a broader range of activities.

Increasing participation in cultural, sporting and recreation activities improves health and wellbeing and connects local communities. The Victorian Government is committed to working with councils, sporting clubs and community groups so that all Victorians can participate.

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Almost 80% of all Victorians aged over 15 participate in some form of sport or active recreation and 89% attend a cultural event at least once a year.

 

Projects and reforms

The Victorian Infrastructure Plan includes 3 projects and reforms under this Culture, sport and community priority. These are detailed in the Culture, sport and community sector plan and full edition VIP, available for download together with:

  • Government response - outlines our position and addresses 137 recommendations made by Infrastructure Victoria in its 30-year Infrastructure Strategy
  • Technical report - indicates where projects and reforms meet the plan’s four objectives

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Fewer Victorian females participate in sport or active recreation than males. Rates are even lower for older women and women from culturally diverse backgrounds. From age 5-14, 67% of boys play organised sport. Compared to 54% of girls. In contrast to 44% of men, only 38.6% of women do enough physical activity.

 

The Victorian Infrastructure Plan identifies 3 other priorities within the

Culture, sport and community sector. They are:

Maintaining Victoria’s competitive edge

Planning for a growing population

Maintaining our current facilities