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Our programs and initiatives

  • The Game Plan
  • Healthy Active Highlanders
  • Resources
  • Grants and Funding
  • The Game Plan
  • What is the Game Plan?

    The Game Plan is a 10-year plan for organised sport in the Central Highlands region.

    It outlines the goals and aspirations for our sporting clubs, facilities and programs.

    Where does it sit within council’s strategic framework?

  • #Goals

    The goals outlined in the Game Plan are:

    • Council and clubs make informed decisions.
    • Policies and procedures are in place to guide decisions.
    • Healthy clubs that are compliant and here for tomorrow.
    • Our facilities are strategically planned, creating one connected network.
    • Council empowers clubs to be proactive and prepared to grow active participation.
  • Vision and objectives

    OUR VISION

    In 2028 Sport in the Central Highlands enriches the lifestyles of our active community, Sport will be accessible, inclusive and provide opportunities for all.

    OUR OBJECTIVES

    Moving forward together…

  • The Game Plan Advisory Committee

    Council recognises and supports the role of sport in healthy active lifestyles and community connectedness.

    This committee has been formed with council and community members to support the development and implementation of the Game Plan project.

    Meet the committee members below.

    Click here for the committee’s terms of reference.

    Community Member Position Vacant.

    Click here to view EOI application.

    Closing Date 14 November 2018

    Key milestones to date:

    GPAC MEETING #1

    • All current agreements for Sport and active recreation organisations will remain the same until The Game Plan has been adopted by Council and Community
    • Our community members were welcomed to the Committee
    • Our Vision and objectives for the future of Sport were endorsed by the group and Council
    • The group reviewed proposed Park Provisioning for CHRC’s Parks, People, Play document these were later endorsed by the Communities Standing Committee
    • The committee commenced the Framework Direction Workshops to begin the journey of developing the Tenure Framework

    GPAC MEETING #2

    • The communication strategy for the game plan was endorsed by the group and Council and informing the community is set to begin
    • The committee continued participating in workshops with executive support to construct and formulate a position to inform the development of a tenure framework
    • Executive support advised the group that 16 letters of tenure support were distributed to Sport and active recreation organisations for the State Governments “Get Playing Places and Spaces Grants”

    Meeting minutes:

  • Measures of success

  • Game Plan documents

    The Game Plan Advisory Committee has developed the following draft documents, which have been endorsed by council for community consultation.

  • Have your say!

    The first round of community engagement has now been completed and the feedback will be taken into consideration and amendments will be made to the draft documentation.

    The next round of engagement will be carried out once revised documentation has been endorsed by Council.

    In the meantime if you would like any further information please contact the Sport and Recreation team on 1300 242 686 or email sportandrec@chrc.qld.gov.au

The Game Plan is a 10-year plan for organised sport in the Central Highlands region.

It outlines the goals and aspirations for our sporting clubs, facilities and programs.

Where does it sit within council’s strategic framework?

The goals outlined in the Game Plan are:

  • Council and clubs make informed decisions.
  • Policies and procedures are in place to guide decisions.
  • Healthy clubs that are compliant and here for tomorrow.
  • Our facilities are strategically planned, creating one connected network.
  • Council empowers clubs to be proactive and prepared to grow active participation.

OUR VISION

In 2028 Sport in the Central Highlands enriches the lifestyles of our active community, Sport will be accessible, inclusive and provide opportunities for all.

OUR OBJECTIVES

Moving forward together…

Council recognises and supports the role of sport in healthy active lifestyles and community connectedness.

This committee has been formed with council and community members to support the development and implementation of the Game Plan project.

Meet the committee members below.

Click here for the committee’s terms of reference.

Community Member Position Vacant.

Click here to view EOI application.

Closing Date 14 November 2018

Key milestones to date:

GPAC MEETING #1

  • All current agreements for Sport and active recreation organisations will remain the same until The Game Plan has been adopted by Council and Community
  • Our community members were welcomed to the Committee
  • Our Vision and objectives for the future of Sport were endorsed by the group and Council
  • The group reviewed proposed Park Provisioning for CHRC’s Parks, People, Play document these were later endorsed by the Communities Standing Committee
  • The committee commenced the Framework Direction Workshops to begin the journey of developing the Tenure Framework

GPAC MEETING #2

  • The communication strategy for the game plan was endorsed by the group and Council and informing the community is set to begin
  • The committee continued participating in workshops with executive support to construct and formulate a position to inform the development of a tenure framework
  • Executive support advised the group that 16 letters of tenure support were distributed to Sport and active recreation organisations for the State Governments “Get Playing Places and Spaces Grants”

Meeting minutes:

The Game Plan Advisory Committee has developed the following draft documents, which have been endorsed by council for community consultation.

The first round of community engagement has now been completed and the feedback will be taken into consideration and amendments will be made to the draft documentation.

The next round of engagement will be carried out once revised documentation has been endorsed by Council.

In the meantime if you would like any further information please contact the Sport and Recreation team on 1300 242 686 or email sportandrec@chrc.qld.gov.au

  • Healthy Active Highlanders

Healthy Active Highlanders is a chance for women and girls over 14 years  in the Central Highlands to come and try a healthy activity for FREE for 12 weeks.

These fun, FREE sessions are conducted by qualified instructors for women and girls of all ages and stages.

No frills, no obligation, no cost—bring your friends, have a laugh and try something new.

The Queensland Government provided $25,800 to Central Highlands Regional Council’s Healthy Active Highlanders program to get women and girls active for life.’

  • Session timetables

    Please note these timetables are subject to change. We will be post updated timetables as quickly as possible with a date so that you know they are current.

    Emerald timetable – Updated 6 July 2018

    Blackwater timetable – Updated 6 July 2018

    Capella timetable – Updated 6 July 2018

    Springsure timetable – Updated 6 July 2018

  • Pre-activity form: Info and download

    Before you attend any sessions you need to complete a pre-activity form with a few questions about the state of your health and fitness and who to contact in the case of an emergency.

    If you have any conditions that may be affected by exercise, you may be asked to consult your doctor and obtain a written medical clearance before you attend. This would be for things like heart problems, stroke, asthma, diabetes and arthritis.

    Download the form, or pick one up at a council office or you can complete one when you turn up for a session–the instructors will have them on hand.

    Council will collect the forms and they will be treated as confidential and only revealed if their is a safety issue.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Do I need to fill out a form or register?

    There is a pre-exercise form to download or pick-up from a council office or you can get one on the day that you attend a session. This only has to be filled out once.

    Is this program just for women?

    The program is targeted at women and was funded specifically to encourage women to get out and get active. However, we won’t say no if a bloke wants to attend!

    Do I need to sign up?

    No, just show up.

    Can I bring my child?

    Some sessions are suitable for children so check the timetable or contact the instructor.

    What do I wear?

    No need for special exercise gear! Just wear comfortable loose clothing and sensible footwear.

    Do I need a yoga mat?

    No, not initially. The instructors will have some on hand for you to borrow.

    What do I need to bring?

    Just yourself,  water bottle and towel. Oh, and a smile!

    What if I’ve never done this type of exercise before?

    That’s the point of this program! For you to try new types of exercise programs to see if you like it. The classes are designed for ‘newbies’.

    What if I’m not fit?

    You definitely don’t need any level of fitness for these classes. It’s all about come and try.

    What if I have an injury?

    There is a form to complete before you commence the classes that has you list all your pre-existing injuries and health issues to the instructors can design the activities to suit you.

    Do I need a doctor’s certificate?

    If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the questions on the top section of the participation form you will need to get clearance from your doctor to participate.

    Do I have to attend all 12 weeks?

    No, not at all! However, the more times you attend the more likely you are to see a benefit.

  • Video - Meet the instructors

    Angie Smart – Group Fitness

    Rosie White – Pilates

    Patty Marshall – Group Fitness

    Megan Walker – Yoga

    Jessica Daniels – Mums and Bubs Yoga

    Jessica Daniels – Yoga

  • About the initiative

    The objectives are to:

    Provide enjoyable, accessible and affordable activities aimed at increasing sport and active recreation participation of inactive women and girls.

    Facilitate sport and active recreation projects that encourage innovation and partnerships that meet the needs  of inactive women and girls.

    Improve the sport and active recreation experiences of women and girls to encourage a culture of life-long participation.

  • Resources
  • Grants and Funding

Council offers community grants twice per year.  These provide assistance to local non-profit community groups and organisations that make positive contributions to the quality of life in the local government area.

The grants are to be used to purchase, develop or maintain capital assets.

The Queensland Government also supports sport and recreation organisations and community groups through a variety of services and programs.

They feature a range of these grant opportunities on their website.

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