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Posted on: 4 September, 2018

Active Livingstone Strategy encourages active recreation in our region

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A clear framework to encourage and support the community in participating in active recreation across the Shire has been endorsed by Council under the Active Livingstone Strategy.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the Active Livingstone Strategy represents a considered, evidence-based approach to meeting the current and future active recreation infrastructure needs of the growing Livingstone community.

“Our region is fortunate to have some stunning coastal areas and a great climate, and capitalising on these attributes can help drive greater participation in active recreation as well as creating more opportunities to attract tourists,” Cr Ludwig said.

“I must commend the Queensland Government for their funding support towards this project, provided under the Get Planning Spaces programme.

“The recommendations and associated actions that came as a result of a series of significant consultation processes undertaken across a range of key stakeholders to comprehensively inform and properly guide the development of the strategy, will ensure that Livingstone Shire continues to be an active and healthy community.”

Sports and Recreation Councillor Pat Eastwood said the strategy plans to effectively integrate the delivery of planned infrastructure across the community to create attractive, inclusive, engaging, and connected active recreation hubs.

“Council has engaged with a range of key stakeholders including sport and active recreation clubs and associations, community organisations, State sporting and recreational organisations, the Queensland Government, local primary and secondary schools, as well as the wider Livingstone community to gain the best idea of what the region needs in terms of active recreation opportunities,” Cr Eastwood said.

“This strategy will encourage participation across a number of unstructured activities including outdoor exercise, walking, running / jogging, cycling, skating/scooting, bushwalking, hiking / climbing, and active play. Council will begin to implement recommendations within the Strategy in line with available funding, as well as through identifying opportunities to prioritise active recreation within existing infrastructure projects.”

To find out more about the Active Livingstone Strategy, please visit Council’s website at http://www.livingstone.qld.gov.au/1492/Active-Livingstone-Strategy

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