The Curtin Sport and Active Recreation Strategy (CSARS) was initially developed to support the University’s Mission and its Strategic Goals as articulated in the University’s Strategic Plan 2013-2017. The development of CSARS was a Curtin-wide initiative with CSRR playing an active role. The CSARS objectives being:
- Enhance the overall student experience,
- Encourage healthy lifestyle choices for staff,
- Strengthen the engagement of Curtin University with the community and strategic partners,
- Help build Curtin’s brand awareness and reputation,
- Develop learning, teaching and research opportunities.
These objectives have subsequently been refined and reinforced in V1 of the Curtin Sport and Active Recreation Strategy 2018-2023 to support the University’s mission and its strategic goals as articulated in the University’s 2018-2023 strategic plan.
CSARS underpins the Curtin University Sport and Recreation Master Plan which seeks to provide sport and recreation facilities that:
- Are adequate to increase participation in sport, recreation and fitness within the Curtin community,
- Contribute to the reputation of Curtin and set a new benchmark for sport and active recreation on Australian university campuses,
- Act as an economic driver for Curtin attracting business and generating revenue,
- Offer activities appealing to a broad audience (of all ages and abilities) including the future Curtin community and local residents, encouraging them to spend time on campus,
- Have a key role in the regional sport and recreation network,
- Offer suitable national/international standard infrastructure to attract and support elite athletes and sports.
A Curtin Sports Summit is scheduled for mid-February 2019, for the purpose of further consolidating the position of the CSARS within the broad reach of the university.
Principal Areas of Enquiry:Management and Technology
Structural Adjustments and Changing Demographics
Urban and Regional Planning
Lead Researchers:Curtin Cross-campus Steering Group
Curtin Sport and Active Recreation Strategy 2018-2023