Update: 14 April 2020

Thank you to everyone who participated. Consultation for this project has now closed. Follow this page for further updates.



Hobsons' Bay City Council has teamed up with other Councils and organisations in Melbourne’s West to undertake an industry-leading study into women and girl’s participation in sport and active recreation in the region.

Brimbank, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Melton, Moonee Valley and Wyndham City Councils, Women’s Health West and the Victorian Government, have worked together on the Women’s Participation in Sport and Active Recreation in Melbourne’s West: An Action Plan for Change study and complete a draft action plan to increase the level of representation of women and girls in sport.

The plan aims to improve women and girl’s participation in sport and create more gender equitable opportunities and environments in Melbourne’s West and has been supported by a $45,000 contribution from the state government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.

Melbourne’s West has historically been an area that is under-represented by women and girls when it comes to sport. By developing this action plan, as a region we hope to be able to initiate change to address this disparity, build on the work already achieved in the field and target further change that is tailored specifically for our local communities.

The Action Plan has five key priorities for change:

  1. Leadership and Capability
  2. Welcoming facilities
  3. Safety and transport
  4. Programming and cost
  5. Recognise, celebrate and promote

Now more than ever, we’re looking at ways to identify initiatives that motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to be more inclusive.

Be a part of the conversation and tell us what you think about the plan. Click here to provide your feedback!