Female Friendly Sport and Recreation Participation and Infrastructure Strategy

Project Overview

Have your say on the Female Friendly Sport and Recreation Participation and Infrastructure Strategy.

Moorabool Shire wants to understand how more girls and women can be motivated and encouraged to stay active.

The development of a female participation and infrastructure strategy aims to create a roadmap to retain and attract more women and girls in physical activity.

The Strategy will also aim to understand the barriers and drivers that prevent and encourage Moorabool women and girls to participate.

As part of the project’s development, we want you to tell us:

  • What activities are popular for women and girls in Moorabool?
  • What activities would women and girls like to participate in, but don’t?
  • What has stopped, or what is stopping, women and girls from participating?


Who is involved?

The Strategy’s development has been funded by Moorabool Shire in partnership with Sport and Recreation Victoria. The project will be delivered by consultants insideEDGE Sport & Leisure Planning and Victoria University.

Feedback from the community will be collected in two ways:

  1. Community Survey – the survey needs to hear from women and girls residing within Moorabool Shire. This includes females of all ages, backgrounds, cultures and abilities, and those currently engaged in physical activity as well as those not presently as active as they may like to be.
  2. Community Focus Groups -  we would also like the involvement of approximately 60 girls and women in our focus group workshops. These workshops will further discuss the current barriers and drivers around female participation in Moorabool, and help us shape the actions and recommendations for the Strategy.  


For details on how to have your say, please see the “Get Involved” section on this page

How you can get involved

Hearing and receiving feedback from the community will be key to the Strategy’s success. We would like to hear from you if you are:

  • A woman or girl living in Moorabool Shire: we want to hear from females of all ages, backgrounds, cultures and abilities.
  • A representative of a sport and recreation provider: if you are a sport or recreation club, program provider or facilitator of physical activity in Moorabool we also want to hear from you.

Complete the survey

If you are someone who identifies with those listed above, please complete the community survey (link).

The survey will be open from Monday 10 May to Monday 14 June, 2021.

Join a focus group

On completing the survey, the final question will ask you to select a workshop and enter your details. A member of the project team will then be in touch will you to confirm your attendance. All focus group workshops will be held online via Zoom. All focus group attendees will receive a $50 sports voucher to thank them for their time.

Get in touch

To find out more about the project and how to be involved, you can contact Moorabool’s Connected Communities team by:

  • Calling (03) 5366 7100
  • Emailing zoe@ieslp.com.au

  • Online community survey distribution

    May 2021

  • Undertake online focus group workshops (round one)

    June 2021

  • Undertake online focus group workshops (round two)

    July 2021

  • Draft Strategy review and public exhibition period

    September-October 2021

  • Strategy Launch

    October-November 2021

The survey is now closed. Thanks for participating.