Set against the backdrop of Sydney Harbour, the City of Canada Bay's sporting fields are amongst the most renowned and scenic in NSW. Numerous sports clubs call the area home with facilities catering from community grass roots to elite sports.
If you are interested in booking a sports field, please go to Council's Online Booking System. The site will enable you to search for open space, parks and sportsfields including on-site facilities, field configuration and availability for hire. The site also enables you to apply for bookings in parks and open space for filming, events and social recreation (less than 80 people).
Please refer to Council's Sportsfield Allocation Policy for the management of land categorised as sportsground.
If you need assistance in navigating the booking system, please contact Council's Recreation Bookings Coordinator on 9911 6314 or email email@example.com.
During inclement weather, sportsfields are inspected daily to ensure they are fit for purpose and to assess potential for long term damage to playing surfaces.
Inevitably there are occasions when Council has to close sportsfields. To find out whether a sportsfield is open or closed, visit Council's wet weather web page.
On such occasions, updates are completed by:
Concord Oval has recently undergone a major redevelopment as one of the City's premier sport and recreation venues. The Concord Oval and Community Precinct is located on Parramatta Road, and is bound by Loftus Street, Gipps Street and the rear boundaries of the properties on Taylor Street, Concord. It is scheduled to re-open in late 2022 and will house:
Drummoyne Oval is a multi-use sportsground adjacent to the Parramatta River.
The facility caters for a variety of sports including:
The oval is complemented by Drummoyne Park offering more informal recreation opportunities, and Taplin Park which often operates organised sport in tandem with Drummoyne Oval as well as passive recreation set against the backdrop of Drummoyne Bay.
The Majors Bay Reserve synthetic sportsground will reopen to the public for informal use from Saturday 1 April 2023.
From this date onward, the facility will be available for public use during daylight hours between 7am and sunset, unless it has been booked for organised sporting use or maintenance activities.
City of Canada Bay sports field rating system allows sporting groups to view the condition of all active sporting fields.
The system of regularly recording the condition of active sports fields is combined with the opportunity for sporting groups to be equally aware of the condition of their fields. This creates a sense of partnership between sporting groups and Council with a process that encourages understanding and communication between both bodies. Council’s overriding goal is to maintain the 'Fit For Play' and long term longevity of each sporting field.
The scored system rates each sporting field on 13 crucial condition factors with examples that include:
A scored point of 69 has been established at City of Canada Bay for preliminary notification. Once this intervention position has been reached a letter is sent to the sporting group using this facility. They will be advised that the field surface is at a critical point and needs to be addressed with consideration for reduced training or reallocation of games to other venues. This letter is purely a preliminary notification of action that may need to be considered by both parties should the field further deteriorate.
If the sports field's condition does not respond to strategies put in place and deteriorates to a scored level of 66 on the rating scale, closure will be initiated. It should be understood that at this point there is an increased risk for user injuries as well as possible long term and possible irreparable damage to the surface. The cost and time implication from bringing a field back from a point of failure to a quality standard is extensive and the intention is not to allow the field to reach this condition.
No sports field, once closed, will be reopened until a scored standard of 67 is achieved.
There are increasing pressures from expanding user groups, variables of weather, lack of rain and water restrictions that all form part of the overall considerations for Council.
The sports field Rating System, as an assessment tool with clearly defined parameters, has already gained a high level of acceptance from user groups. All parties are clear on what we are trying to achieve in an interactive and visual format. The fields are monitored on a fortnightly basis if it scores 79 or below.
Council endeavours to have all fields usable and employs a range of methods to notify of wet weather status updates. Please refer to the wet weather update page for the latest information and updates.
As weather is unpredictable, Council reserves the right to alter its decisions on any ground closures after considering the current weather conditions.
Phone: 9911 6375
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