A Framework has recently been released to provide a nationally consistent approach for Australia’s sport and recreation system.
The National Sport and Active Recreational Policy Framework (the Framework) was developed by Commonwealth, state and territory government departments responsible for sport and recreation, with feedback provided by a range of national sporting organisations, active recreation organisations and peak bodies.
It has been signed by the State and Federal Ministers for Sport in the pursuit of a stronger and more sustainable future for Australian sport and active recreation.
This new approach will see governments working in partnership to achieve on agreed priorities including increased participation, international success and greater system sustainability. The approach will also contribute to broader government outcomes such as improved health and education, and enhanced social inclusion and community development.
The Framework has been designed to benefit both sport and active recreation, from grassroots through to the elite level. It will be a guide to assist in the development of policies, strategies and programs to deliver benefits to all Australians through sport and active recreation.