EOI - use of Gables Central Playing Fields as a Premier Sport Facility

The Hills Shire Council is seeking to provide top-level sporting facilities for each major sporting code within the Shire to offer health and well-being benefits for our community, as well as pathways for local residents to access elite sport.

The Central Playing Fields at Gables are currently being constructed with the view of providing a premier hockey facility capable of hosting grassroots through to representative level training and competition.

Council at its meeting on 12 April 2022 resolved to invite Expressions of Interest as part of the future Central Playing Fields.

In accordance with approved Development Application for the facility, which is now under construction, Council is inviting Expressions of Interest from potential parties to identify the most suitable partner for Council to achieve their aim for the site being an elite Hockey facility.

Council is seeking to partner with a suitable sporting organisation that is capable of contributing towards the maintenance and future renewal of the hockey facility, demonstrate capacity in operating a sports facility from grassroots to elite level, and have a business plan outlining its strategic vision and direction and its alignment with Council’s Recreation Strategy and Hills Shire Plan.

It is Council’s intention to enter into a lease or licence agreement with the nominated partner for a period of up to 21 years as per the Generic Plan of Management for Sportsgrounds, as determined through this Expression of Interest process.

PUBLIC EXHIBITION PERIOD: Monday 06 November 2023 to Friday 08 December 2023.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 4:00pm Friday 08 December 2023.

ENQUIRIES: Open Space and Recreation Team on 02 9843 0235.

REGISTRATIONS AND SUBMISSIONS: To register and submit an Expression of Interest go to https://www.tenderlink.com/thehills and select ‘Registration’ and follow the prompts.