Please see below Central Goldfields Shire Recreation Strategies.

Central Goldfields Shire Recreation and Open Space Strategy

Central Goldfields Shire Council’s Active Central Goldfields Recreation and Open Space Strategy 2020-2029 (ROSS) was adopted at a Meeting of Council last night (15/09).

The ROSS provides a clear vision and framework for participation in sport and recreation within the Central Goldfields Shire and will guide Council and community decision making for the next ten years.

Local sporting, recreation and community groups, key organisations and community members played a key role in development of the Strategy through extensive community consultations starting last year. The Draft ROSS was also made available for public comment during July 2020 which resulted in minor changes and overall positive feedback.

The ROSS has three key areas of focus which aim to make more people, more active, more often. The three main areas are:

  • Active places and spaces – making the best use of our tracks, trails and facilities
  • Active clubs, volunteers and recreation sector – partnerships between Council and local clubs and volunteers
  • Active community – increasing opportunities for people of all ages and all abilities to participate in healthy activities

Some of the key projects identified in the ROSS include:

  • Construction of a new Skate and Scooter Park in Princes Park
  • New multi-sport, rectangular fields complex in Maryborough
  • Development of a Princes Park Master Plan
  • Revision of the Walking and Cycling Strategy
  • Development of physically active communities
  • Development of leadership opportunities for young people and women

Read the Active Central Goldfields Recreation and Open Space Strategy 2020-2029 here(PDF, 8MB)


Central Goldfields Shire Walking and Cycling Strategy

The 2017 – 2026 Central Goldfields Shire Walking and Cycling Strategy(PDF, 3MB) provides a roadmap for increased cycling and walking opportunities within the municipality in the future.

The Central Goldfields Shire is perfectly placed to provide all the walking and cycling opportunities you could desire. 

With the development of the Cycle Central Goldfields and Dunolly Cycle Maps, as well as the newly developed Ballarat - Maryborough Heritage Trail recreational cycling opportunities abound. 

If walking is more your favoured form of physical activity there is also the Lake Victoria Walking Trail and Goldfields Reservoir Walking Trail, as well as ample opportunities through the neighbouring state parks. 

Please refer to for more information.