Sportsground Wet Weather Status


 

Grounds Status

This web page is updated only if, and when required as a result of changes

due to wet weather or scheduled ground maintenance.

 


 Currently all Grounds are OPEN at Clubs' Discretion.


Ground conditions are reviewed daily from Monday to Friday. This web page is updated if required by 3pm after each review.

Please Note: The above information is only updated as required, following changes as the result of wet weather events and/or ground maintenance.

During inclement weather information regarding sports ground closures willalso be posted on Twitter & Facebook.



Why has Council closed the Sports Ground?

Council decides to close grounds based on:

  • The potential for injury to players.
  • The sport played and the potential for damage to the playing surface.
  • The weather forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology.
  • The condition of the ground when inspected. 


Grounds closures can occur at short notice.

Neither sporting clubs nor Parks 355 Management Committees have authority to approve the use of sporting grounds when Council has closed the grounds. Clubs or schools using closed fields will be liable for the full cost of repairs and may lose their licence agreement with Council. 

In instances where Council information has deemed all grounds open, clubs or umpires and referees may choose to close specific grounds to prevent injury to players. When this occurs, club representatives should erect the grounds closed sign and contact the affected visiting clubs and teams.