The Shire of Toodyay borders the north-eastern edge of the Perth Metropolitan Region, adjoining the City of Swan and Shire of Mundaring to the south. It is surrounded by the country Shires of Northam, Goomalling, Victoria Plains and Chittering and covers an area of 1,683 square kilometres.
The Toodyay townsite, which is the primary service area of the Shire, is situated 85 kilometres northeast of central Perth, approximately a 45 minute drive from Midland. The majority of settlement is consolidated within and around the Toodyay townsite, though there are also seven Special Rural nodes throughout the Shire. With the exception of Morangup, located in the south western corner of the Shire, all of the Special Rural developments are serviced by the Toodyaytownsite. Morangup is situated approximately 30 kilometres from the Toodyay
townsite and while some residents may use Toodyay as their primary service centre, it is likely that a majority of people use the closer settlement of Gidgegannup or travel to Midland.
The Shire has a current population of approximately 4,800 persons having experienced growth rates of between 1.1% and 3.5% over the past ten years. The Shire of Toodyay is experiencing growth and development pressures associated with expansion of the Perth metropolitan region and the increasing proportion of the metropolitan population seeking to share the lifestyle experience of the Shire, either on a full-time or part-time basis.Services: Community, Planning, Sport, Facilities, Evaluation
Rowing is part of the history of the Canning Bridge precinct. The City of Melville wanted to understand the capacity of the site for rowing, both training and regattas.
The Canning Bridge Precinct, which includes Apex Park, is evolving to become a unique, vibrant, creative community space. As one of the City of Melville’s major strategic urban development priorities, investigations are underway for the long-term planning and development of this precinct. Given the potential for development to include high density dwellings and a significant increase in population in the area immediate, there will be an increasing public demand for greater use of this area.
In an effort to understand and respond to the various opportunities and challenges that currently exist and are likely to arise as a result of a larger number of users competing for the same recreational areas, the City of Melville and the Department of Sport and Recreation jointly funded this study to assess the future of rowing in the Canning Bridge area.
Essentially the City and the DSR believed that rowing can continue in the precinct; however there needs to be a clear understanding of how it will look in the future. Given that the clubs are predicting growth, the study included an assessment of current facilities, levels of activities and services the clubs currently provide, any future plans for expanded activities and facilities and whether these can be sustainably managed into the future to limit conflicts.Services: Tourism, Community, Evaluation, Facilities, Planning, Sport
Horsham is a city, centrally located in the Wimmera and next to the Grampians National Park and the famous Mount Arapiles. It is 300 kilometres north-west of Melbourne and 450 kilometres south-east of Adelaide. With a population of over 20,000 people, the municipality is the retail, business and service centre of the Wimmera.
Horsham Rural City Council (HRCC) is committed to providing and supporting the development of recreational and sporting facilities. With this in view Council assisted the Committee of Management to develop a new facility Development Strategy for Coughlin Park.Services: Community, Evaluation, Facilities, Funding, Planning, Sport
In 2009 the Local Government Recreation Forum developed an ‘Issues and Directions Paper for Local and Regional Sport and Recreation Facilities’ titled ‘A Time For Fundamental Change’. The Issues and Directions paper highlighted a range of issues facing Local Government.
As a direct result of the Issues and Directions paper, the Local Government Recreation & Sport Facilities Sustainability Group was convened to strengthen the financial sustainability of local government owned local and regional level sport and recreation facilities. The Group commissioned SGL to investigate specific opportunities, methods, guidelines that will assist Local Government to sustainably manage local and regional recreation and sport facilities.Services: Community, Evaluation, Facilities, Sport
The Ararat Rural City Council commissioned SGL Group to conduct a study of the current usage of the Ararat Rural City Recreation and Aquatic Centre as well as to identify any barriers to participation across the different programs and services within the Centre and to look at the potential opportunities to redevelop the Centre in order to increase participation and improve the services provided.Services: Community, Facilities, Planning, Sport