Forbes Shire Council is currently developing a Recreation and Open Space Strategy. The purpose of the Strategy is to provide strategic direction for the planning and development of future sport and recreation opportunities. It will be the overarching Council policy document that guides the provision of sport and recreation facilities and services.

As a local provider of sport and recreation, your input into this Strategy is vital to ensure that future provision is appropriately allocated by Council. Please remember that you are filling this survey out on behalf of your club/organisation/group, not yourself as an individual, and that ONLY ONE response is submitted per club/group/organisation.

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* 1. Club / organisation / group name 

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* 2. What services and programs are offered by your club / organisation / group? Please provide details below (e.g. tennis coaching and fixtures)

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* 3. Throughout which months of the year does your club / organisation / group operate?
(e.g. early March through until late September, all-year)

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* 4. Which Park, Reserve, Facility or Venue does your club / organisation / group use?

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* 6. Are you a formal sporting club/organisation? If yes, please describe your most recent player membership 2019 or 2020, and your membership numbers for previous seasons, if known.
Please EXCLUDE social members.

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* 7. Are you an informal recreation club or group? If yes, please indicate your current participation numbers.

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* 8. In the next 3 years, do you expect your membership to:

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* 9. Does your organisation hire, lease or license Council facilities/land?

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* 10. Please indicate whether the facilities used by your organisation are suitable for your requirements.

  Exceeds needs Suitable Not suitable Not required
Number of playing fields / ovals / courts
Lighting 
Public toilets
Change facilities
Gender appropriate facilities i.e. female change rooms
Canteen / kiosk facilities
Storage areas
Site accessibility i.e. entrance roads
Car parking
Maintenance of buildings
Seating / shade / water
Disability accessibility

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* 11. Thinking about the majority of your members / participants, how far do they travel to participate in your club / organisation / groups activities (as listed below)?

  From within the local town i.e. 5 to 10 minutes From nearby towns i.e. 10 to 30 minutes From outside of the Forbes local government area Unsure
Regular training / practice
Home games / fixtures i.e. competition
Away games / fixtures i.e. competition
Timetabled class / program

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* 12. Please describe your top 3 priorities for facility improvements (i.e. NOT maintenance) to best provide for your recreation or sporting activity (the answer under Question 1. being the higher priority).

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* 13. Please indicate the extent that your club / organisation / group may be experiencing the following issues.

  High Medium Low NA
Falling membership
Lack of youth participation
Lack of female participation
Cannot accommodate growing demand (too many people wanting to play)
Lack of facilities to accommodate the needs of the club (lack of fields/courts for existing members)
Cost of maintaining the venue for your activity
Cost of playing or participating is increasing
Declining number of volunteers
Lack of disability access to facilities
Difficulty in accessing grant funding

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* 14. Please tick the groups below that your club / organisation currently cater for:

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* 15. Does your club have strategic or operational processes and/or documents to assist with delivering club services/programs? Please tick those that are applicable.

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* 16. Would your club benefit from education and training opportunities for your members?

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* 17. Is there anything else you would like to contribute regarding sport and recreation needs and the provision of facilities within the Forbes local government area?

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* 18. Thank you for completing this survey. Please provide your contact details below to receive notification regarding the availability of the draft Recreation and Open Space Strategy.

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