Sport and Recreation Strategy

​​Our vision

A healthy community that supports lifelong participation in sport and recreation: Ashburton District, More Active, More Often!

Why do we need a Strategy?

The purpose of the strategy is to identify ways to get more people in the district to be more active, more often. The strategy provides direction pathways for improving participation in sport and recreation in Ashburton District over
the next ten years. It identifies clear goals and actions that will help us to do this together as a community.

As a district we are in the fortunate position of having varied opportunities, outstanding natural environments and dedicated skilled volunteers.

Our goals and objectives for building on this strong foundation are:

Goal One

Our district has outstanding facilities and environments for sport and recreation

Goal Two

We have a strong and capable volunteer sector supporting sport and recreation in our district

Goal Three

Our sport and recreation clubs and organisations are future driven

Goal Four

We are actively involved in sport and recreation throughout our lives


Read the Ashburton District Sport and Recreation Strategy

Active Ashburton

Active Ashburton is a council-run community group with members from sport and recreation providers, health, social services and community sporting trusts.

Active Ashburton helped to develop the revised Sport and Recreation Strategy 2010. They now oversee the implementation of the actions from this strategy.

If you would like a hard copy of the  Sport and Recreation Strategy or would like to get involved with Active Ashburton email us or call (03) 307 7700.

Page reviewed: 09 Feb 2017 4:18pm