WEBINAR RECAP – Industry Talk: Recreational Facilities for BMX and MTB Strategy

  • August 10, 2023

In the lead up to International Youth Day, we heard from Matt Firth from @leisure and Jayne Robinson from Mornington Peninsula Shire Council as they discussed their development of a Recreational Facilities for BMX and MTB Strategy, which won the PLA (Vic/Tas) Strategic and Master Planning Award for 2023.

Thanks to all who attended and took part in the discussion. Of course, a big thank you must also go out to our presenters, Matt and Jayne, for their time and expertise. You can find the full webinar recording at the link below, along with links to further resources. 

About International Youth Day

International Youth Day is commemorated every year on 12 August, bringing youth issues to the attention of the international community and celebrating the potential of youth as partners in today’s global society. The idea for International Youth Day was proposed in 1991 by the young people who were gathered in Vienna, Austria, for the first session of the World Youth Forum of the United Nations System. In 1998, a resolution proclaiming 12 August as International Youth Day was adopted.

Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Recreational Facilities for BMX and MTB Strategy

A Shire-wide MTB and BMX Strategy that established a balanced, strategic approach to the provision, resourcing, development and management of facilities, with support and buy-in of riders, stakeholders, the sport and Council. The strategy was road tested with a pilot education, construction and management program with rider involvement, and delivered a step-by-step guide for successful delivery of community designed, built and maintained local BMX and MTB facilities.

About the Awards

Each year, Parks and Leisure Australia acknowledges excellence in our industry through its prestigious Awards of Excellence. These annual awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding initiatives and innovative efforts of ‘the people behind the places’ which promote good use of leisure time for a number of social, environmental and economic benefits to the community. The Community Based Initiative of the Year Award is designed to recognise the combined effort that is required to successfully plan, organise and manage effective initiatives, projects, programs, events and/or festivals which promote and enhance leisure time for a number of social, environmental and economic benefits to the community.

Read more on the award winners HERE.

Thank you to our presenters

Matt Firth

Senior Sport and Recreation Planner, @leisure

Jayne Robinson

Recreation Planning and Project Officer, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council

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