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Strategic Plan 2021 - 2025

Our Vision

Active State

Ensure lifelong movement, play and performance is part of our daily routine.

Connected Communities

Bring people together to build strong, healthy, safe and more resilient communities.

Inspire Performance

Empower people to achieve their sporting dreams.

Our Priorities

The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing has an ambitious set of goals to get South Australians moving. We can’t do this on our own – we will be seeking out new partners from diverse sectors with a wide range of skillsets. We will welcome ideas from potential partners who can help us achieve our vision.

Active Lives - Movement, play and performance is embedded into the daily lives of South Australians.

Places and Spaces - Places and spaces that encourage and support movement, play and performance are accessible to all.

Sporting Excellence - People are empowered to achieve their sporting dreams.

Strategic Partnerships - Community outcomes are delivered through strategic partnerships.

Business Performance - Recognised as a respected organisation, delivering high quality services to support the achievement of our strategic goals.

Active Lives

Strategic Goal

Movement, play and performance is embedded into the daily lives of South Australians.

Key Strategies

  • Support children and youth to move and play more.
  • Devise ‘Club of the Future’ to improve community experiences.
  • Activate movement and play in our regions.
  • Increase opportunities for movement and play for all South Australians.
  • Enable recreation, sport and racing organisations to thrive.

Key Projects

  • An action plan that explores youth inactivity and provides a pathway to influence increased youth movement, play and performance.
  • Development of contemporary systems to support volunteer organisations to manage and deliver their activities.

Our Targets

  • Adults achieving activity targets to increase to 70% by 2025.
  • Youth achieving activity targets to increase to 18% by 2025.
  • Children achieving activity targets to increase to 30% by 2025.
  • Increase the percentage of South Australians that volunteer more than once per year for sport or recreation to 33% by 2025.

Places and Spaces

Strategic Goal

Places and spaces that encourage and support movement, play and performance are accessible to all.

Key Strategies

  • Lead planning for the provision of active places and spaces.
  • Support the delivery of the state’s significant active places and spaces.
  • Optimise utilisation of places and spaces for active living.

Key Projects

  • Progress priority projects identified in the State Sport and Recreation Infrastructure Plan.
  • Activate coastlines, parklands and other public spaces to encourage more movement and play.
  • Deliver the State Sports Park Master Plan including stage development.

Our Targets

  • Secure investment for 10 projects identified in the State Sport and Recreation Infrastructure Plan by 2025.
  • Five infrastructure initiatives to deliver greater environmental sustainability are delivered per annum.

Sporting Excellence

Strategic Goal

People are empowered to achieve their sporting dreams.

Key Strategies

  • Provide a world class high performance daily training hub including leading-edge technologies.
  • Optimise national representation and medal success on the world stage for South Australian-based athletes and teams.
  • Pursue excellence in practice, services and culture.
  • Develop sustainable talent pathways for athletes and coaches.
  • Enhance community engagement with SASI.

Key Projects

  • Support South Australian-based athletes’ and programs’ Olympic and Paralympic campaigns.
  • Development of a concept and associated business case for a world-class SASI high performance sports hub.
  • Establish the National Centre for Sport Aerodynamics.

Our Targets

  • Establish a new High Performance Sports Hub by 2025.
  • South Australian-based athletes comprise 10% of Australian teams and achieve 10% of Australian medals at Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games.

Strategic Partnerships

Strategic Goal

Community outcomes are delivered through strategic partnerships.

Key Strategies

  • Ensure delivery of the ‘Game On’ actions to get South Australians moving.
  • Improve the ability of South Australians to adopt more active means of transport.
  • Actively seek partnerships to achieve outcomes and leverage investment in movement, play and performance.

Key Projects

  • Pursue whole of government and commercial partnerships to maximise outcomes from a bike economy.
  • Establish and coordinate an across-government implementation committee for Game On.

Our Targets

  • Three co-branded projects to progress Game On recommendations are delivered by other government agencies.
  • Explore the benefits and opportunities that come with creating better, safer cities for all people on their bikes, regardless of their age, level of fitness or cycling activity.

Business Performance

Strategic Goal

Recognised as a respected organisation, delivering high quality services to support the achievement of our strategic goals.

Key Strategies

  • Inspire South Australians to adopt active lives through engaging communications.
  • Identify and explore emerging sector issues and trends through research, analysis and innovation.
  • Provide integrated and responsive corporate support systems, processes, programs and services.
  • Deliver grants programs that drive the achievement of our strategic goals.
  • Empower and invest in our people.

Key Projects

  • Improve our understanding and determine options to reduce the rising costs of participation in sport.
  • Implementation of Strategic Communications Plan.

Our Targets

  • Promote active engagement by obtaining a 10% annual increase in social media followers.
  • New grant programs planned and scheduled within six months of Grants Review adoption.
  • No negative findings for our annual financial management audits by the Auditor-General (no qualified reports).

Strategic Plan Launch

View the Strategic Plan launch presentation below.