In May 2017, the Hon. Greg Hunt, Commonwealth Minster for Sport announced the development of a National Sports Plan, for release in 2018. The Plan will establish a shared set of national expectations for the sport and physical activity sectors.

The Plan will be based on four key pillars, which recognise the fundamental contribution sport makes to society, including: prevention through physical activity, recognising the role that sport plays in supporting the health and wellbeing of Australians; participation, recognising the role that sport plays in supporting communities to come together to compete, play and get active; performance, recognising the Government’s commitment to high performance sport in Australia; and, integrity, recognising the importance of honesty and fair play in all levels of sport, from community and grassroots through to elite sport.

Urbis assisted the Commission, facilitating a national consultation process, involving 13 stakeholder forums – nine run in partnership with State Departments of Sport and Recreation (SDSRs) – an additional three National Sporting Organisation (NSO) forums, as well as an online submission process.

Our report outlined the key themes and findings from the forums and online submission process to assist the Commission and the Commonwealth Office of Sport to develop the plan.

This Plan will be a critical input into guiding the Sport industry into the future.