Have your say on Cardinia Shire’s Equestrian Strategy review

Published: 10 May 2021

Council is currently reviewing its Equestrian Strategy (2014) and is seeking community feedback.

The Equestrian Strategy seeks to improve participation opportunities and strengthen the significance of equestrian activity within the shire.  

The review will provide Council with a revised strategy that will continue to drive the implementation of local equestrian facilities and trails. 

Community engagement will also help to determine:  

  • The frequency of use of trails and facilities   
  • Changing expectations and trends within the equestrian community  
  • Identification of improvements or change in priorities 
  • Current issues affecting the equestrian community.   

Cardinia Shire Mayor Councillor Brett Owen encouraged local equestrians to provide feedback on the strategy.  

“Our Equestrian Strategy review will assist in guiding all future development and maintenance upgrades of local equestrian facilities and trails, so it’s important that we hear from those community members who use these facilities,” Cr Owen said.  

“I know equestrian is a popular sport locally, and this review will provide Council with a better understanding of current and future needs within the equestrian community, and how we can continue to support these needs moving forward.”  

The equestrian strategy relates to:   

  • Equestrian sport or organised equestrian activity which occurs at public and private equestrian venues and is conducted by a range of clubs, organisations and private providers.  
  • Recreational riding or non-organised equestrian activity which primarily occurs along a network of trails, roads and road verges throughout the shire.  

The strategy also acknowledges the significance of the horse racing industry in Cardinia Shire however excludes any specific analysis or recommendations relating to the racing industry.  

Consultation closes at 5pm Wednesday 30 June 2021. To have your say, visit Creating Cardinia.

For more information, or to view Cardinia Shire’s 2014 Equestrian Strategy, visit Council’s website at  www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/horseriding or call 1300 787 624.   



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