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Consultation process for National Sport Plan now open

08 Jun 2017


The consultation process to help develop a National Sport Plan is now open until 31 July 2017. Individuals, community groups, sporting organisations, businesses and governments are being invited to ‘have their say’ by completing an online questionnaire, submitting a response, emailing or submitting their responses in writing.  

The National Sport Plan is an Australian Government initiative, launched by the Minister for Sport the Hon. Greg Hunt MP last month, to help understand our expectations of the sports sector, including setting shared goals for high performance sport; sporting participation; cultural and public health outcomes and our willingness to pay for these services, opportunity and success.

The National Sport Plan is intended to guide future priorities and approaches, to position Australian sport for the long term. This will be delivered around four key, interrelated pillars of participation, performance, preventive health through physical activity, and integrity.

The Plan is about enabling Australians to be their best selves, and for our best athletes (individuals and teams) we want to provide the right support. Through examining performance we seek to identify high performance Olympic, Paralympic, Commonwealth Games and non-Olympic sports objectives.

The Australian Government makes a significant contribution to Australian sport, with more than $357 million being invested to support sport and recreation activities and facilities in 2016-17. It is important this level of investment not only achieves value, but accurately reflects the value our society places upon sport.

For more information, please visit www.ausport.gov.au/nationalsportplan.

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11.6 million Australian adults participate in sport or physical activity three or more times per week.
3.2 million Australian children participate in organised sport or physical activity outside of school.
$10 billion is spent annually by Australians on fees for participation in sport or physical activity.
17 million Australian adults participate in a sport or physical activity every year.