Managing commercial fitness training in our parks


Council has developed a Commercial Fitness Training Policy to manage personal training in parks and reserves. The policy aims to

  • balance the needs of all park users
  • minimise public risk
  • minimise disturbance to nearby residents.

Read more information in the FAQ section here.


Background

The development of this policy was recommended in Council’s Recreation Needs Research – Strategic Directions for Marrickville (2012).

The research noted -

'One of the most prominent trends in community recreation participation is high growth in individual fitness activities including walking (for pleasure and fitness), swimming, aerobics/fitness programs, weight training and cycling.

This is supported by an increased number of commercial fitness providers identified and operating across the Marrickville LGA. Officers have noted increased enquiries regarding registration and licensing to conduct regular outdoor fitness training sessions.

At present Council does not have a policy or procedures in place to effectively manage the growing number of commercial fitness providers and activities in local parks.'


Read the policy and have your say

Download a copy of the draft policy here

Download a copy of the draft fees and charges here

Check the park layout maps here


Submissions on the draft policy are invited until 5pm on Thursday 19 November 2015, using the online form below.

Hard copies are also available to read at Council's Customer Service Centre and in the libraries.

Council has developed a Commercial Fitness Training Policy to manage personal training in parks and reserves. The policy aims to

  • balance the needs of all park users
  • minimise public risk
  • minimise disturbance to nearby residents.

Read more information in the FAQ section here.


Background

The development of this policy was recommended in Council’s Recreation Needs Research – Strategic Directions for Marrickville (2012).

The research noted -

'One of the most prominent trends in community recreation participation is high growth in individual fitness activities including walking (for pleasure and fitness), swimming, aerobics/fitness programs, weight training and cycling.

This is supported by an increased number of commercial fitness providers identified and operating across the Marrickville LGA. Officers have noted increased enquiries regarding registration and licensing to conduct regular outdoor fitness training sessions.

At present Council does not have a policy or procedures in place to effectively manage the growing number of commercial fitness providers and activities in local parks.'


Read the policy and have your say

Download a copy of the draft policy here

Download a copy of the draft fees and charges here

Check the park layout maps here


Submissions on the draft policy are invited until 5pm on Thursday 19 November 2015, using the online form below.

Hard copies are also available to read at Council's Customer Service Centre and in the libraries.


  • Council adopts the Commercial Fitness Training Policy

    almost 3 years ago

    At a meeting on 16 February, Council unanimously resolved to adopt the Commercial Fitness Training Policy and Fees and Charges. These will be reviewed annually to ensure management of recommended parks for commercial fitness training is meeting community needs.

    Read the business paper from this meeting.

    At a meeting on 16 February, Council unanimously resolved to adopt the Commercial Fitness Training Policy and Fees and Charges. These will be reviewed annually to ensure management of recommended parks for commercial fitness training is meeting community needs.

    Read the business paper from this meeting.