Recreation Strategic Reform 2009+

Research Summary


Recreation Reform Agenda


Dr Dorothy Wardale, Professor Marian Tye



In 2006, The Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) undertook a strategic analysis of the active, non competitive, recreation sector. Over 85 stakeholders attended one-on-one interviews and industry focus group workshops to provide input on the state of the recreation sector. For purposes of the analysis, recreation was defined as those non competitive physical activities that take place in our community for leisure purposes. Based on industry feedback, a nine point Recreation reform Agenda was established.

In 2009 DSR commissioned the Centre for Sport & Recreation Research (CSRR) to undertake an independent study to build on the work which had guided DSR’s commitment to recreation priorities over the preceding three years, with aim of building a relevant and contemporary agenda for 2010 and beyond. This document summarises the findings of the study.

How to cite:

Wardale,W. and Tye, M. (2010) Recreation Strategic Reform Project 2009+: Executive summary. Centre for Sport and Recreation Research. Curtin University, Perth.


Department of Sport and Recreation WA
Fitness Australia (WA)
LIWA Aquatics
Parks and Leisure Australia (WA)
Tracks and Trails
WA Sports Federation
Outdoors WA