School Sports Facilities

School Sports Facilities   Document No:  CPL285.6  
Approval Date:  27 May 2008  
Approved By: Council  
Review Date:  November 2010  
Expiry Date:  N/a  
Version No:   01  
Responsible Officer: General Manager – Community Infrastructure & Recreation
Authorising Officer:  Chief Executive Officer 

1. Purpose

To outline the City of Greater Geelong’s involvement in the use of school facilities by community groups.

2. Scope

  • Relevant schools and community organisations approaching the City for use of school facilities.

3. References

  • Recreational & Cultural Strategy 1995
  • Community Facilities Partnership Policy 2006

4. Definitions

  • Nil

5. Council Policy

The City of Greater Geelong administration may enter into an agreement with schools where there is a demonstrated need for the use of recreational/educational facilities on Department of Education (DOE) properties, on the following conditions:

  • The City has the right to allocate the use of the facility/grounds outside school hours;
  • The City has the right to charge fees and require the lodgment of a security bond for the use of the facilities;
  • Council will be responsible for mowing, aerating and the covering and uncovering of cricket pitches on the (DOE) allocated playing surface during those seasons the ground is utilised;
  • The cleaning and/or maintenance of any buildings on the area owned by DOE will be the responsibility of the school;
  • The City will provide up to 50% of the cost of improvements to recreation facilities on DOE land subject to such contributions equating with the estimated value of the project to the community;
  • That the City will consider maintaining DOE properties outside those seasons the ground is not allocated on a fee for service basis.

6. Quality Records

Quality Records shall be retained for at least the period shown below.

Record Retention/Disposal Responsibility Retention Period Location
Ground Allocation Forms Corporate Records 7 years Corporate Records

7. Attachments

  • Nil


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