Activate! Queensland Strategy
Our 10-year strategy to get more Queenslanders moving, more often.
We know Queenslanders love their sport and take advantage of our wonderful environment to get out and get active.
However, research tells us many people face significant barriers that stop them from being active or playing sport, including:
- age and health
- socio-economic factors
- time availability
- parenting commitments.
What we will do
In July 2019, the Queensland Government released Activate! Queensland: 2019-2029 (PDF, 8.7MB), a 10-year strategy with a long-term vision to enrich the Queensland way of life through physical activity.
Through Activate! Queensland we will co-ordinate our efforts and investments to get more Queenslanders active more often.
The strategy will direct investment at:
- creating quality infrastructure to support physical activity
- addressing barriers to participation.
This will support more Queenslanders to be active regardless of age, background, gender or ability.
By 2029 we want to see a rise in activity rates for Queenslanders:
- 60% of children are active for 1 hour per day, up from 41%
- 75% of adults are sufficiently active, up from 60%.
Importantly, Activate! Queensland sees us playing as a team. If government, industry and community collaborate, it will allow us to:
- leverage investment
- share knowledge
- deliver initiatives that meet diverse needs.
How we will get there
Implementing the strategy will require coordinated, collaborative effort across government, industry and the community. Partnerships with the active industry will be a critical foundation and will have direct impacts on key initiatives.
Activate! Queensland is being delivered through a series of multi-year action plans, with the first action plan, Our Active8 2019-2022 (PDF, 2.0MB), laying important foundations that are already contributing toward the 2029 vision of Activate! Queensland.
Over the past 3 years, our achievements include:
- more than 141,000 FairPlay vouchers delivered to help young Queenslanders participate in sport and recreation
- more than 7,800 projects supported with equipment and training through Active Clubs rounds 1 and 2, and Active Clubs Kickstart rounds 1 and 2
- 63 infrastructure projects supported under Active Community Infrastructure (Kickstart and round 1) to enable fit-for-purpose, universally designed infrastructure in communities
- culturally appropriate sport and active recreation opportunities provided through the First Nations Sport and Recreation Program and the Torres Strait Community Sport and Recreation Program
- more than 8,000 Emerging Athlete Pathways applications approved to support talented young athletes and officials to participate in state, national or international sporting events
- $9.7 million in funding for 104 projects to improve lighting and playing surfaces under Active Gameday Projects
- $40 million to transition the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast Recreation precincts, and Townsville Sports Precinct into flexible, community focussed facilities
- $10 million to renovate the Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre as a world class facility for high performance athletes
- more than $22 million for two active industry peak bodies and 75 state level organisations under the Active Industry Fund to grow and strengthen the active industry
- more than $4.1 million for 39 projects under ActiveKIT to support the implementation of new and innovative products or services to get more Queenslanders moving.
View the first action plan, Our Active8 2019-2022 (PDF, 2.0MB).
In July 2022, we released a new three-year Activate! Queensland Action Plan: Accelerate 2022-2025 (PDF, 2.9MB).
Aligned with Queensland’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan, Accelerate centres on five key commitments:
- Collaborate with the active industry to get more Queenslanders moving
- Enhance pathways for Queensland’s athletes, coaches, and officials
- Operate precincts and venues that serve community and industry from grassroots to elite
- Champion an industry leading network of infrastructure across Queensland
- Leverage events and opportunities.
To achieve these 5 commitments, Accelerate will deliver targeted and deliberate actions and investments aimed at strengthening the active industry, and better positioning the Queensland Government and the industry to work together to drive increased physical activity participation, enhance Queensland’s pathway system, better utilise infrastructure and venues, and maximise the benefits from major sporting events, while setting the foundations for success in the lead up to the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
View the second action plan, Activate! Queensland Action Plan: Accelerate 2022-2025 (PDF, 2.9MB).
Sport and Recreation Partnerships Office
The Partnerships Office is a single point of entry to Sport and Recreation.
The office is the gateway for all future opportunities to collaborate and achieve health and wellbeing outcomes for Queenslanders under Activate! Queensland.
Through this office, Sport and Recreation will leverage local opportunities and improve coordination by working with the community and collaborating with other government agencies to deliver opportunities that meet the strategic objectives of Activate! Queensland and the five key commitments under the strategy’s second action plan, Accelerate.
The Sport and Recreation Partnerships Office transforms the way we plan and deliver into the future, streamlining processes and enabling targeted investment.
To get in contact with the team, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated: 26 Jul 2022