Over two years of work and extensive community consultation has now come to fruition, with the Liverpool Plains Shire Council officially adopting the long-term recreational strategy.
Overall 324 people have had their say on the Shire's recreation vision.
The Recreation Strategy has been developed over two years and has included two community workshops, an online survey, the contribution of over 215 school students, 15 public submissions, 26 one-on-one meetings with sporting organisations, user groups and individuals.
Feedback saw 59 per cent saying improvements were needed for recreational facilities, and 92 per cent wanting a new swimming facility.
"There is no agenda to close the swimming pool but there is community enthusiasm for a new facility to meet future requirements," Mayor Andrew Hope explained.
In Quirindi, council is looking to get grants to develop the Longfield Oval precinct, the showground, the swimming Centre, Golland Fields and Milner Park tennis facilities.
Funding opportunities are also being sought to improve facilities across the entire shire.
I am particularly pleased about the level of engagement we received from our young people and would like to thank Principal Ian Worley for facilitating this.Andrew Hope
Council has submitted a funding application to the State Government to revitalise the Showgrounds and activate the Recreation Strategy.
Councillor Hope said he was pleased about the opportunities the Recreation Strategy provided to renew and reinvigorate recreation facilities.
He thanked the community for their participation.
"I am particularly pleased about the level of engagement we received from our young people and would like to thank Principal Ian Worley for facilitating this," Cr Hope said.
"And for those that are unaware the High School significantly contributes to operational cost of both the swimming centres and Plains Fitness.
"[It's] a partnership that has served the community very well for several years."