Sport, Parks, Active Recreation and Community (SPARC) Strategy

Council has drafted a new Sport, Parks, Active Recreation and Community (SPARC) Strategy based on feedback gathered from the community and expert advice in 2017.

The Strategy is designed to address the region’s open space network – the public parks, sport and recreational areas where we live and play.

The Strategy will:

  • update and replace the Regional Open Space Plan (2010);

  • define the vision, principles and goals required to guide the provision of open space for sport, recreation and parks across the region;

  • provide a framework for actively planning and delivering appropriate open space for the community;

  • deliver a blueprint/network plan for delivery and management of new and existing services; and

  • outline a practical action plan to guide implementation of the Strategy.

Consultation Period

Council invites you to review the draft strategy and have your say by submitting your comments during the consultation period. The consultation period commences 1 March 2018 and concludes 3 April 2018.

You can submit your comments via:

  • Email:    

  • In Person:       Council’s Customer Service Centres

    • 232 Bolsover Street, Rockhampton

    • 1 Ranger Street, Gracemere

    • 32 Hall Street, Mount Morgan

  • By Mail:            Rockhampton Regional Council

                                      PO Box 1860                              

                                      ROCKHAMPTON  QLD  4700

What’s next?

After the community consultation period has been completed, all submissions will be considered and, if appropriate, changes will be made.

The document will then be tabled at a Council Meeting for consideration.


View the SPARC Draft Strategy(PDF, 5MB).