Improvements to the shire’s sports-grounds, playgrounds and reserves have been prioritised, with many set to be complete in the next five years.
Councillors voted to adopt the Recreation and Open Space Strategy, which identified 85 improvements to recreation areas in the Euroboalla.
A spokeswoman for council said the strategy was on public exhibition last year and residents responded: 173 submissions were received, resulting in 41 modifications and 24 new actions.
She said work on master-plans for Broulee’s Captain Oldrey Park, Moruya’s Gundary Sporting Precinct and the Moruya Showground are already underway, while plans for Batemans Bay’s Corrigans Reserve precinct and Narooma’s Bill Smyth Oval and pool are due to start soon.
“There will be playground equipment installed at Long Beach, Mogo, Tomakin, Congo and Tuross Head,” she said.
“Council will also look at ways to increase use of community halls and open space, and at running regular events at all skate parks.”
She said the strategy established an evidence base to apply when funding larger projects; viewing platforms, mountain bike trails, and the Batemans Bay Coastal Headlands Walking Trail.
The spokeswoman said residents had asked for more community engagement for more than half of the 85 actions.
Council’s recreation services manager Mark Upson said the document was based on a foundation of community engagement.
“The strategy was compiled after an extensive community engagement … online surveys, workshops with user groups, stakeholder interviews and meetings and a 49-day exhibition period of the draft document,” he said.