Local Government Recreation Forum

Let's have fun and keep fit in the public realm

Late last month City Collective were invited to conduct a workshop for the Local Government Forum in South Australia. City Collective director, David Cooke, led the day’s discussions and activities – exploring the theme of Sustainable Urban Sports Development.

The workshop was a great opportunity to walk participants through our case study and research into the long-term effects of mounting a Commonwealth Games in Adelaide and the legacy benefits for the city and state.

By using international benchmarking we were able to reveal the hidden potential of a massive event like the Commonwealth Games to deliver the world’s most sustainable mega-sporting event. Throughout the day, participants were encouraged to be ‘Games Ready’ and start thinking how their community, sports club and sports facilities can be directly or indiriectly a part of Adelaide’s Commonwealth Games success.

A particularly effective exercise from the day considered the Fishermans Bend Redevelopment Precinct in Melbourne, where participants were ecouraged to take roles and plan the recreational, sporting and event outcomes for the expected influx of 60,000 new residents.

The results and solutions the group came up with were truly innovative. Below are some photos from the day.