|Sports facility||Inspected||Next inspection||Status|
|20 June 2018||21 June 2018||CLOSED|
All other grounds are OPEN.
Ground closure assessments are based on:
- Safety and the potential for injury to players
- The sport played and the potential for damage to the playing surface
- The weather, during prolonged and/of extreme weather conditions(ie. severe drought, wet weather and/or flooding)
- The condition of the ground when inspected
Where delegated the Recreation Board Executive and/or Advisory Board may close a facility (or part thereof) if they deem the playing surface to be unfit for use in anyway. Neither the Recreation Board nor sporting clubs and associations have the authority to approve use of sporting grounds when Council has closed the grounds.
The Wet Weather Ground Closure procedure has been developed to assist with determining when grounds are opened or closed.
Council will control ground closures from Monday through to 2.00pm Fridays. Notification of ground closures during this time will be through email to user groups and on this webpage.
Use of sportsgrounds from 2.00pm Friday until 8.30am Monday will be allowed at the discretion of the User Group that has been allocated use of the ground at that time. All User Groups must undertake a wet weather assessment and complete a wet weather ground assessment form whenever there is surface water or ground softness present on the sportsground or there has been a recent rainfall event. The completed document must be forwarded to the Recreation Planning and Development Officer by 5.00pm the following Monday. Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Wet Weather Assessment' as the subject line or delivered to Council’s Administration Building at 285 - 287 High Street, Maitland.