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Sportsfield Closures

LAST UPDATE: Friday 16 September 2016 11.30am 

NEXT UPDATE EXPECTED: Monday 19 September 2016

For further information please contact Council on 6740 2100.




All Council Sporting Fields

ALL Council sporting fields remain closed.

With the exception of Kitchener Park, a further assessment of the fields will be made by Council staff on Monday morning.

An assessment of Kitchener Park will be made early on Sunday morning and Council’s Parks and Gardens Supervisor will liaise directly with representatives from Junior Rugby League in relation to its booking on 18 September 2016.

Council apologises for any inconvenience and appreciates your co-operation and support.


Council manages a total of 108 hectares of sporting fields for the benefit of the Community. Major sporting fields are equipped with picnic/BBQ areas, children's play equipment, amenities blocks and lush fully grassed fields, all of which are maintained to a high standard.

Gunnedah is well recognised in the region as a town which has excellent Sporting Facilities and caters for the majority of sports with a major focus on Cricket, Rugby league, Rugby Union, Soccer, Tennis, Netball, Swimming, triathlon/athletics, AFL.

Council assess the effects of wet weather and the condition of each sports ground from Monday to 3pm Friday. If Council determines a sporting ground or facility as closed, it cannot be used for training or competition purposes. This includes the area surrounding the sports ground. Unauthorised use will result in fines to the user.

After 3pm Friday and on the weekend, associations determine if sports grounds can be used safely and without damaging the playing surface. Council reserves the right to close sports grounds on weekends under special circumstances.

Booking a Council Sporting Facility: Council requires all organisations to complete and submit an Agreement for Use of Council's Facilities form along with a current copy of the organisation's public liability Insurance. Please download the Agreement Form (and contact Gunnedah Shire Council on 02 6740 2100 whilst completing the Agreement form).

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Form - Facility Use Agreement - Sports Facilities.pdf
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Council endevours to deliver live updates on our Facebook page regarding Sporting Field Closures.