Athletics in the ACT IS changing for the better.
Over the next 12-18 months, three of the ACT's governing athletics bodies will merge to form one organisation.
It will see Little Athletics ACT, Athletics ACT and ACT Masters Athletics all come together under the one banner.
Athletics ACT executive officer James Kaan said the merger would deliver better opportunities for all the athletes across all three organisations.
He said it would provide greater continuity for the athletes and help keep more people in the sport for longer.
"There's too many off ramps in our sport because of the three organisations," Kaan said.
"It was really our necessity to say 'We need to be doing a better job at delivering this sport'.
"With the end goal being, come do athletics in the ACT with one organisation and then you can do it for your whole life."
The review of athletics in the ACT began 12 months ago with a meeting between the three bodies, but there had also been a push from Sport Australia.
"There has been a push from the Australian Sports Commission [now Sport Australia]," Kaan said.
"They've done this a couple of times over the past couple of years.
"They've pushed for the national body to do this, but we now know that it needs to happen from the grassroots up."
Kaan said the benefits of the merger wouldn't just benefit the 4500-5000 athletes in the ACT.
It would also help the governing bodies.
They'll now be better placed to seek government funding.
"The most important thing about this merge is bringing all our athletes as one and there will always be that consistent athletics experience," Kaan said.
"Coming together as one will allow us to go to the government for grants, get out to the communities and that just makes more sense."
ACT will follow in the footsteps of Western Australia who are in the midst of their transformation.
"The only other state who are on a similar path to us is Western Australia and they are about to have one organisation that overlooks everything," Kaan said.