Local government has a unique and critical role in the play, active recreation, and sport ecosystem, providing vital community assets that are part of the fabric of our communities along with grants and opportunities that support local communities to participate in play, active recreation, and sport.

With rising budget pressures the local government sector needs to be able to demonstrate the return that is delivered from its investments across the board. The information on the SportNZ website is intended to support you to illustrate the value that local government investment in the local play, active recreation, and sport system delivers. 

We hope that this resource, and the evidence contained within it, can be used to support existing investment in the play, active recreation, and sport sector, as well as supporting any proposals for additional investment in this key area.

Check out the resources, case studies and advocacy support available on this topic here.