In 2011 Parks and Leisure Australia WA commenced the development of a tool for practitioners involved in the parks and recreation industry, to assist in the planning of appropriate community facilities in terms of quantity, quality, size and scale to meet population needs.
In developing this project, the work was divided into four separate parts:
1. Undertake a literature review of relevant documents from Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Canada; 2. Identify and document the current availability of recreation facilities and services in metropolitan Perth in relation to facilities per capita and facility access by km (distance to facilities); 3. Develop a library of plans for facilities suitable for a range of locations, populations and uses; and 4. Produce a series of guideline statements for identified priority areas.
This paper outlines the process for the completion of stages 2 and 3.