Why do you ask for my personal information in the survey?

    We are all different, and have different needs when using open space, sport and recreation facilities. The personal information survey questions are optional, and the information provided will help us to ensure that these community facilities cater for everyone.

    How much does Council spend on open space, sport and recreation facilities?

    Each year Council conducts an annual review of the budget, prioritising projects to be included in the Capital Works Program.

    In 2016-17, Council spent $3.31 million upgrading footpaths and cycleways; $109 million upgrading recreational, leisure and community facilities and $1.61 million upgrading parks, open space and streetscapes.

    What will happen with my suggestions?

    Your feedback will be used to make improvements to open space, such as fixing areas that need maintenance. We will also use your feedback to see if there are any gaps in the facilities and services we provide, and update the strategies that guide those facilities and services. Ideas will also be considered for inclusion in future Capital Works Programs.

    How are decisions made regarding open space, sport and recreation facilities?

    When visiting your favourite places to be active in, you may have noticed some differences from one venue to the next. For example, the local park you walk to has a playground, but the big park in the next suburb has a barbecue as well as a playground. Why?

    Open space, sport and recreation facilities need a guide to plan, design, develop and manage them, and we have a number of strategies to help (you can have a look at these strategies by browsing our Document Library). These guides were developed over time by speaking with local communities, and other groups such as sports clubs and government agencies. They are reviewed regularly to make sure they are kept up to date.

    In these guides, facilities are sorted into groups according to whether they service a local need, through to whether they attract people from a wider region. These groups give an indication as to how the facilities will be used, and in turn what size they should be, where they should be located, and what infrastructure they will need to support the community to use them. When comparing facilities against these standards opportunities to make improvements are identified, and fed into the Council Capital Works Program for consideration.

    Why have you launched this survey?

    In 2016 we conducted our biggest ever community engagement project, Casey Next, to gain a deeper insight into what the community needs and expects from Council.

    During this project, you told us that open space and recreation is a priority. Therefore, we want to know more about how and where you get active in Casey, as well as what improvements you would like to see.

    What are the competition terms and conditions?

    1. This competition is open to people who complete the survey, or drop a pin on the map (excluding Council staff and councilors).

    2. The competition opens on Friday 16 March 2018.

    3. The competition closes Friday 13 April 2018 at 5.00pm. No late entries will be accepted.

    4. There are five prizes of $40 Westfield gift vouchers.

    5. The winners will be randomly selected from participants who provide feedback during the consultation period from Friday 16 March 2018 until Friday 13 April 2018 at 5.00pm.

    6. The $40 Westfield vouchers cannot be redeemed for cash.

    7. The winners of the $40 Westfield vouchers will be drawn on Monday 16 April 2018.

    8. The prize winner will be notified via the email address or phone number provided when registering to participate in the Casey Conversations community feedback page. Missing or incomplete contact details will be ineligible for the prize draw.

    9. Only one entry is permitted per person.