Ballina Shire Council is currently developing a Sport and Recreation Facility Plan. The Plan will provide a shared and clearly defined vision for the improvement of sport and active recreation within the Ballina Shire. 

The Plan is a community document and will be developed in conjunction with ROSS Planning. As a community document, your input is critical to create an accurate snapshot and a basis for developing recommendations for the future. Please ensure that your responses reflect your organisation’s views, not your views as an individual.

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* 1. Club name

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* 2. Throughout which months of the year does your organisation operate?
(e.g. early March through until late September)

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* 3. Which Reserve or Facility does your organisation use?

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* 4. How many times per week do you use the Reserve/Facility?

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* 5. Thinking about the majority of your members / participants, how far do they travel to participate in your club / association / league's activities (as listed below)?

  From within the local community (5 to 10 minutes) From adjoining towns or communities (up to 30 minutes) From outside of the Ballina Shire local government area (over 30 minutes) Unsure
Regular training/practice
Home games/fixtures i.e. competition
Away games/fixtures i.e. competition

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* 6. Please describe your current (or most recent season) membership, and your approximate membership numbers three years ago (2015 or 2014). Please EXCLUDE social members.

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* 7. Over the next 3 years, do you expect your membership to:

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* 8. Does your organisation have a club development or business plan?

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* 9. Is your facility under:

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* 10. Do you think the current cost to access Council facilities is reasonable?

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* 11. Please indicate whether the current facilities provided to your organisation are suitable to your requirements:

  Exceeds needs Suitable Not suitable Not required Not provided
Number of playing fields / ovals / courts
Field irrigation
Clubhouse
Lighting standards
Public toilets
Change rooms
Canteen facilities
Storage areas
Access and circulation
Car parking
Spectator area
Maintenance of buildings
Seating / shade / water
Facilities provided (e.g. chairs / tables /  stage)
Maintenance standard (please provide additional comment below)

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* 12. Please describe your top 3 priorities for facility improvements to best deliver your sport/activity (the answer under 1 being the higher priority).

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* 13. At your venues, are there facilities that are underutilised and/or surplus to your requirements?

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* 14. Please indicate the extent that the following issues are having on your organisation:

  High Medium Low NA
Falling membership
Lack of youth participation
Lack of female participation 
Unable to attract new members
Competition from other sports
Lack of facilities to accommodate the needs of the club
Lack of qualified coaches or officials
Cost of maintaining the venue for your activity
Increasing insurance costs
Cost of playing or participating is increasing
Declining number of volunteers
Poor parent support of club and/or competition
Same people volunteering/no new volunteers
Disability access to facilities
Difficulty in accessing grant funding
No knowledge of/access to technological advancements for club administration (e.g. developing internet sites)
Constant changes in committee

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* 15. Does your organisation currently offer any social/casual competitions/activities?

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* 16. How would you describe the organisation's relationship with Council?

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* 17. How would you describe the organisation's relationship with your peak (district, regional or state) sporting body?

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* 18. Does your organisation receive any financial and/or training/education support from your peak sporting body?

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* 19. Please let us know if you have any innovative ideas or opportunities regarding sport and recreation facilities that you would like Council to consider:

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* 20. Please provide the best contact for your club or organisation so that we can discuss your responses or seek further information if required

Responses will be collated and tallied for reporting purposes. Individual responses will not be identified when reporting to the public.

For information on how your responses are held, managed and released, please read Council’s privacy disclosure statement at ballina.nsw.gov.au

Responses provided to this survey will only be used by Council for the Sport and Recreation Facility Plan and for no other purpose.

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