Sporting Facilities Guide Proposed Changes - Community Feedback

Sporting Facilities Guide - Proposed Changes


Please ensure you have read the 'Proposed Changes Summary Sheet' prior to completing this survey.



Council manages over 50 seasonally allocated sports fields serviced by over 30 pavilions at sites across the municipality. These facilities are extremely important in encouraging participation in sport and physical activity, as well as passive recreation and casual use to support healthy and active communities.


The Sporting Facilities Guide (SFG) provides:

  • The guiding principles Council considers when managing and allocating sports fields and pavilions;
  • An understanding of Council’s and user groups roles and responsibilities; and
  • The operational framework for the use and development of Council Facilities.


The SFG has been reviewed with consideration to comments from sporting clubs and the community, current practice and a review of relevant legislation and policies.


In total 29 changes have been proposed and Council is now seeking community feedback.


This survey provides community members, including club representatives and the general community, an opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed changes. Please note that you are able to select the individual (or multiple) proposed changes you wish to provide feedback on. For each proposed change you select that you support/do not support, you will be asked to provide some further detail as to why you support/do not support the proposed change. 


Feedback closes 5pm Monday 25 March 2019.


Please note that Council is not seeking feedback on the following proposed changes as they are legislative requirements:

  • Smoking (section 7.2.4 – page 23) – Amendment to the Tobacco Act prevents smoking at sports fields during children’s sport events (under 18); and
  • Occupational Health and Safety (section 7.2.1 – page 22) – General clause outlining the tenant club’s responsibility to comply with the OHS legislation.


For further information, please contact Council’s Sports Development and Participation Officer on 9262 6465 or visit Council's website at 


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