Minister for Sport and Recreation and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, has recently launched a new vision for recreation that aims to encourage more Canberrans to take advantage of the recreation spaces we have across Canberra. This is about informal and less organised recreation rather than formal sporting activities. Connecting & Building Recreation: a vision for the Territory outlines the ACT Government’s commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of Canberrans by supporting more people to see recreation as a fun and easy way to engage in active living. You can access this document at http://www.sport.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/754245/150727_S-and-R_Statement_of_Intent_web.pdf.
This document is an opportunity for the equestrian community to make an important submission about better planning for linked equestrian trails and riding destinations, for improved safety in public open space and for thought being given to increasing horse riding access to the nature Reserve estate in the ACT.
We believe there will be a public consultation beginning this month probably based around one of the usually limiting electronic surveys TAMS tends to use. ACTEA intends to make a more substantial submission to this process.
ACTEA welcomes any input individual riders or affiliated clubs wish to make about restrictions on riding, loss of access, better ways things could happen and good examples of riding experience in the ACT. Please pass this on to anyone who might be interested. Please send you views to ACTEA via firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com.