The City of Ballarat currently provides or facilitates access to a range of sport, recreation and leisure opportunities across the municipality. These add to the culture, lifestyle and character of the region as well as enhance the liveability of the City and are therefore recognised as an important part of a well-balanced lifestyle.

The Lawn Bowls Strategy will assist the City of Ballarat deliver its stated health and wellbeing domains outlined in the Council Plan, notably in the areas of sustainable built and natural environments, where a key objective is improved access to and utilisation of leisure and recreational facilities.