Hire of Playing Fields Policy

A baseball game at night, Gilchrist Oval, Campbelltown

Hire of Playing Fields Policy

The Hire of Playing Fields Policy is the primary document for the management of Council's sport and recreation facilities. The policy sets out the conditions of hire as well as the vision for sporting facility management.

The objectives of the policy are:

  1. To establish policy and guidelines for the hire of playing fields to hirers.
  2. To establish procedures for the allocation of playing fields and sporting facilities
  3. To set out conditions of hire for playing fields and sporting facilities
  4. To set out specific conditions for certain playing fields and sporting bodies.


Council’s Sport and Recreation Strategy (2016-2036) outlines the vision for sport in the Campbelltown area:

Campbelltown City Council will facilitate accessible, sustainable and contemporary sport and recreation facilities, programs and services in order to support its community being physically active and healthy.

To meet this goal Council has identified, through the Sport and Recreation Strategy, Minimum Standards of Service for the maintenance of sporting facilities. The following standards of service guide Council provision of sporting fields:

  • Classification Hierarchy – each facility is classified in accordance with its embellishments
  • Provision standards – embellishment is guided by Classification Hierarchy
  • Planning and design criteria – facilities are designed to meet specific outcomes
  • Sporting fields are provided to meet regulation standards for the respective sport
  • Surfaces to be safe and suitably graded in response to their intended purpose
  • That sporting fields consider the impact or traffic, noise and light impacts on community
  • Clubhouse design is developed in accordance with the classification of the facility
  • Adequate storage facilities are provided
  • All sporting fields with lighting meet Australian Standards with a minimum training standard of 50lux

For further information on the strategy, call Council’s Sports Liaison Officer on 02 4645 4623.