Andrew Barr has announced the launch of his “Active2020 vision”.
The Active 2020 vision is a shared long term ideal between the ACT Government and the local sport and recreation community to enrich the Canberra community through sport and active recreation.
The plan is underpinned by priorities that address infrastructure, participation diversity, and the need for greater promotion of the value of sport and recreation towards health and education.
The release is weirdly lacking in detail, and the background document is also sparse.
And the priorities are:
- 1 . Maximise community engagement (participation) in sport and active recreation
2 . Greater acknowledgement and promotion of the health, education and social benefits of sport and active recreation
3 . Increase capacity and capability of sport and active recreation to provide quality opportunities in the ACT
4 . Maximise opportunities for outstanding individual successes
5 . Maximise opportunities for sustainable outstanding team performances
6 . Create Canberra’s image as the “National Sporting Capital”
7 . Maximise supporting infrastructure and resources
So… we want to maximise stuff then?
Getting down in the weeds it appears that data gathering for the ACT Government is the major action item here. Oh, and justifying ad campaigns, and lots of meetings for association types.
Is this actually going to get more people out in the fresh air keeping fit and having fun?
UPDATE: Minister Barr has loaded what appears to be a speech. Despite being over 800 words long I’m still unsure what actions are flowing from this strategy.