Sport & recreation
Indigo Shire Council is committed to health and wellbeing in the community by providing access to leisure and recreation facilities and services that respond to the cultural, social, recreational and demographic diversity of our community.
Indigo Shire provides a range of indoor and outdoor sporting and recreation facilities for both residents and visitors that cater for a broad range of needs. There is something for everyone, no matter what age or ability. You can fly a kite, have a picnic, go bushwalking or perhaps try an exercise or craft class at one of the community centres.
There are parks, playgrounds, sporting fields, bushwalking tracks and guided walks that provide a relaxing and fascinating outdoor experience around the Historical Shire.
The Youth Centre in Beechworth provides recreational facilities for young people, including table tennis, pool tables and foosball. The nearby skate park is perfect for skateboards, bmx bikes, scooters and blades.
A Recreation Plan was undertaken in 2008 that identified seven key focus areas for Council in relation to recreation:
- Refining Council's role
- Planning to meet increased demand
- Diversifying swimming opportunities
- Encouraging walking and cycling
- Making recreation accessible
- Marketing and information
- Maximising the value of the existing infrastructure
Council has a range of Grants available to community groups in the Shire.
Hume Region Significant Tracks and Trails Strategy
The development of the draft Hume Region Significant Tracks & Trails Strategy has been completed in partnership with all twelve Hume Region municipalities, led by the Rural City of Wangaratta together with Hume Region Development Australia, Regional Development Victoria and the Mt Buller, Mt Stirling, Falls Creek and Mt Hotham Alpine Resorts. It has also had significant involvement from many people living in, or with an interest in the region.
Through this Strategy, specific issues that need to be addressed to further advance track and trail development throughout Hume Region have been identified and will create an improved visitor experience, provide opportunities for business development and partnerships, along with several new or upgraded track and trail experiences.
This strategy will link to and complement a wide range of local, municipal and state-wide strategies, including the Victorian Trails Strategy. The Hume Region Significant Tracks and Trails Strategy is a blueprint for the Hume region in relation to the development and enhancement of tracks and trails over the next ten years.
Last updated: 15 September 2016