Recreation Needs Study - A Healthier Inner West

Inner West Council

Cred is currently delivering extensive research into the current and future recreation needs of the Inner West local government area (LGA). Recreation is understood to include a broad spectrum of activities ranging from passive recreation to active sporting competition.

The study will provide the evidence base to inform the development of Council policy and strategy in relation to the recreation needs of the Inner West LGA, given a context of increasing development and density and thus increasing demand for limited open space and recreation facilities.

Major developments such as the Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor and Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program will see an increasing density and community shift resulting in emerging needs for local open space that can act as a “backyard” for people living in apartments, and spaces that encourage community connections to support cohesion between incoming and existing communities. Streets and the streetscape also play a significant role in providing recreation opportunities to the community.

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