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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Council, through its Sportsgrounds Committee, has adopted a fee structure where by Council (on behalf of the broader community) covers the majority of sportsgrounds operations and maintenance costs (75%) and looks to user groups to also make contributions (accounting to 25%) toward servicing and provision of sporting facilities. The fee structure also acknowledges the volunteer contributions at the sites through identifying those in the site Facility Management Plans.
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.
For further information on Council’s sportsgrounds contact:
Sport and Recreation Officer
Phone (02) 6499 2283