Sports & Recreation
For many visitors and residents, Waverley is known as the ‘playground of the Eastern suburbs’ of Sydney. Offering stunning beaches, coast walks, parks and playgrounds, there’s something to do for everyone.
What does Council do?
Waverley Council is in a good position to increase physical activity because we
- play a key role in providing and managing environments, facilities and services;
- improving footpaths, walking and cycle tracks,
- provide safe and appealing environments,
- facilitate better access to sporting facilities and recreational activities (9-13 year old brochure, kids directory, Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre)
- plan, fund and coordinate recreation services
What do we say in our strategic plan?
Waverley’s 2005 strategic plan, Waverley Together, envisions a community which
‘offers lifestyle choices for everyone through a variety of recreational, social, arts and cultural opportunities’, and one in which ‘health and quality of life are improved through better and more recreation and leisure’
We also need to protect and enhance the natural environment for present and future generations. With a diverse community and large visitor numbers it’s important to ensure equitable and affordable access to all types of recreation.
Council’s facilities and buildings provide space for clubs, indoor recreation and sports clubs. Their condition and need for regular improvements is a critical issue.
Recreation is also about ‘incidental physical activity’. Walking or cycling to do your shopping, dropping the kids at school or getting to work can do much to improve your level of fitness and you don’t even have to think about it as exercise. So get inspired by Waverley’s walking and cycling maps and explore Waverley without a car.
Where can I find out more?
Check out Council’s Recreation Plan for a comprehensive overview of Council provided facilities, programs and services. It also spells out Council’s blueprint for action over the coming years.
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