Planning for Organized Sport in the Fringe Suburbs of Australian Cities: A Case Study of Perth

Conference Paper

Project:

Active Open Space

Authors:

Assoc. Prof. Garry Middle, Professor Marian Tye, Dr Dianne Costello, Professor Dave Hedgcock, Dr Isaac Middle

Published:

2013

Conference:

State of Australian Cities Conferences, Sydney, NSW, November 26-29.

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Reporting on findings from Stage 1 of the Centre for Sport and Recreation Research Active Open Space project, this paper deduces that communities which do not have access to active playing fields are more likely to miss out on a range of physical, social and economic benefits associated with these, and the activities they support. The study has concluded that the local government in the outer metropolitan areas of Perth are significantly worse off than the middle and inner suburbs with regard to the three key factors of supply of active open space, demand for active open space and socioeconomic vulnerability. The significant reduction in the amount of sporting playing fields within the public open spaces of these suburbs holds significant implications for planners and policy makers in social planning for new suburbs.

How to cite:

Middle, Garry, Tye, Marian, Costello, Diane, Hedgcock, Dave and Isaac Middle. 2013. “Planning for Organized Sport in the Fringe Suburbs of Australian Cities: A Case Study of Perth.” Paper presented at State of Australian Cities Conferences, Sydney, NSW, November 26-29. Editors: Kristian Ruming, Bill Randolph and Nicole Gurran. Publisher: State of Australian Cities Research Network. ISBN: 1 74044 033 1. http://www.soacconference.com.au/2013-conference/soac-conference-proceedings-and-powerpoint-presentations/