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Sportsgrounds

Sportsgrounds are particularly highly valued by the local community and as such Bega Valley Shire Council is committed to providing the community with the best conditioned, fit-for-purpose, safe, accessible and modern sporting facilities possible in the most efficient manner. There are currently 15 sportsgrounds either owned or managed by Council across the Shire.

Sportsgrounds in the Bega Valley Shire

 

Regional Sporting Complex Master Plans

Master Plans have been developed for Council’s two Regional Level sporting facilities – the Bega and Pambula Sporting Complexes.

A master plan provides a vision for a site, identifying what it should look like and how it should function into the future. It establishes a strong and consistent direction and a framework for ongoing improvement.

Bookings

All 15 of the sportsgrounds either owned or managed by Bega Valley Shire Council can be booked for seasonal and casual use by sporting clubs and associations, schools and community groups.

To book a sportsground simply fill out the appropriate form below and email to sportsgrounds@begavalley.nsw.gov.au.

Fees and charges apply

Why are there Sportsground fees?

Bega Valley Shire Council appreciates that many users of sportsgrounds are local sports clubs and not for profit groups and organisations; and also that sportsgrounds are open community facilities and there can be informal and casual use. 

There are many assets at sportsgrounds that are needed for the sites to function. Playing fields, floodlights, change rooms, carparks, seating, pavilions and kiosks, irrigation systems, fencing and gates, lawn surrounds and public toilets are all common facilities at sportsgrounds. They require planning and resources to have them operating and maintained. There are typically more assets that require higher service levels at sportsgrounds than in general parkland areas.

The objective of the sports ground user fees is to establish a consistent and equitable system across the shire based on bookings and levels of use, acknowledge increased access and periods of exclusive use, and provide a fair contribution toward the higher utilities and operations cost that come with providing the assets and facilities that are needed for sportsgrounds sites to function.

Sportsgrounds Advisory Committee

Section 355 of the NSW Local Government Act (1993) allows Council to delegate certain functions to a ‘Committee of the Council.’ The Sportsground Advisory Committee comprises of representatives from each of the individual  sportsground site committees as well as a Councillor who chairs the meetings. A Council officer offers a secretariat function to the committee. The roles and responsibilities of the S355 General Sportsground Committee as delegated by resolution of Council are to:

  • Make recommendations to Council on any aspect of sportsground management and/or sportsground operations;
  • Make recommendations to Council on appropriate fees and charges structures for sportsgrounds;
  • Advise Council of the membership of individual sportsground community committees;
  • Recommend financial allocations for individual sportsgrounds from Council funds and/or funds from other sources; and
  • Establish working groups or special task groups where required and report back to the committee. 

S355 General Sportsground Committee Guidelines

Sportsground Site Committee Meeting Guidelines

Minutes of S355 General Sportsground Committee Meetings

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

Contact details

For further information on Council’s sportsgrounds or advisory committee contact:

Sport and Recreation Officer
Email sportsgrounds@begavalley.nsw.gov.au
Phone (02) 6499 2283

 


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