Needs assessment guide: sport and recreation facilities

The first stage in the planning of a successful sport and recreational facility is the identification of the needs of the community. A Needs Assessment is a comprehensive information gathering process to identify and analyse whether a new facility is required or whether the need can be satisfied in some other way.

This paper describes five stages in the needs assessment process:
1. Identification of key community values and organisational philosophy
2. Review of existing provision
3. Information sources
4. Determination of basic needs
5. The needs assessment report



Geographic Coverage

Western Australia


2nd editionISBN: : 0-9752115-3-6


Copyright owner: State of Western Australia


Department of Sport and Recreation WA: 2007


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