There are many sporting facilities across the Gold Coast, catering to a variety of sports. Currently there are approximately 350 individual playing surfaces which are managed by Council’s Recreation Services Section under its Right of Use (ROU) Program.
There are two types of sports field usage:
- Annual/seasonal usage - this type of usage is managed under Councils Right of Use Program. The program aims to coordinate the use of all Council controlled sporting and recreation facilities to ensure the whole community are catered for.
- One off usage - These bookings are administered under Councils temporary use of parks by individuals/groups or community.
Click here for more information on right of use.
Major sporting events
Major events supported by Council will take priority over any right of use agreement. Council will liaise with clubs prior to these events taking place and assist where possible in finding alternate venues for the club(s) affected by the major event. An example of a major event is the Pan Pacific Games.
To ensure fields and facilities remain in good playing condition, Council has implemented an annual renovation program.
Major field renovation work must take place between September and March when the growth period takes place. Council may elect to close any field for an extended period of time in order to conduct rectification or renovation works. Written notification will be sent to each right of use holder.
Clubs wishing to conduct maintenance above and beyond Council’s must seek Council approval before commencing works. Please contact Recreation Services if your club wishes to conduct maintenance above and beyond Councils program. Failure to adhere to sports field closure may result in the organisation being fined.
If you have any questions or would like further information, please feel free to contact Recreation Services on:
Phone : 07 5581 6984
or email us here