What is happening?

At present, many Victorian women and girls don’t have access to the best courts or grounds, have facilities of lesser standard, or are relegated to less convenient competition and training times. These barriers make it difficult for many to participate or reach their best.

The Fair Access Policy Roadmap, released by the Office for Women in Sport in partnership with Sport and Recreation Victoria and VicHealth, aims to develop a state-wide foundation to improve the access to, and use of, community sports infrastructure for women and girls.

In response, City of Ballarat is developing a Fair Access Policy along with actions that will be incorporated in the Active Ballarat Strategy. The Policy will be based on the Fair Access Policy template that has been provided by the State Government with amendments made to reflect our own community and aspirations.

Community members and organisations were invited to complete a survey by the 1st of April, 2024. You can find the Consultation Report in the 'Documents' area on this page or by following this link. The feedback will assist Council to create supporting actions to incorporate within the Active Ballarat Strategy, learn about the barriers currently being experienced, and understanding how we can best support community to embrace the Fair Access Policy Principles.

It's Time For Fair Access

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Who's Listening

Breanna Doody

Coordinator Health and Social Planning, City of Ballarat

Phone: 0458 301 701

Email: breannadoody@ballarat.vic.gov.au

Rebecca Lovett

Recreation Officer Club Liaison and Support, City of Ballarat

Phone: 0438751414

Email: rebeccalovett@ballarat.vic.gov.au