During the 2012-22 Long Term Plan process Council resolved to remove user charges. However, it is a requirement for sports clubs and casual users to still book fields/hardcourts so Council can moniter usage, avoid booking conflicts and collect data for future demand analysis. Council also needs to programme maintenance eg. mowing, turf renovation around users.
Booking a Sportsfield
Clubs and Schools are required to book sports fields/courts for casual/seasonal use. Sportsground Application
Booking an event on a Reserve
If you are wanting to hold an event on a Council Reserve or other Council land you will need to complete an application form. Application for Use of Playing Field/Reserves
Council's Events Waste Reduction booklet should be read in conjunction with this application form.
Under the Reserves Act 1977, public shows, fairs with stalls etc – public liability insurance for $150,000.00 is required. Evidence of this must be presented to Council staff two weeks prior to the event.
Amusement devices such as merry-go-rounds and magic carpet rides must be registered by the owner with the Department of Occupational Health & Safety. Once registered a permit for use is available from Council.
20% of gross gate takings with a daily minimum of $100.00, plus a charge for litter clearance at a cost plus 20%, with a minimum charge of $50.00.
Bonds may be required to ensure any potential damage or excessive wear and tear can be corrected.
Bonds are to be paid prior to confirmation of the booking and will range in value from $150 up to $2,000.00.
Bonds are returned if premises are left clean, tidy and in good condition.