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Natural turf sportsfields are currently OPEN

The wet weather field status indicated in the heading above only applies to natural turf sportsfields. Relevant sporting associations and the general public need to make their own determination on the safety of hard courts and synthetic surfaces.

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How sportsfields are assessed

Following heavy rain or prolonged wet weather, natural turf sportsfields within the local government area are inspected to determine their suitability for play.

The assessment considers recent rainfall data and weather forecasts along with discussions with our local sports associations.

Sometimes the grounds can look dry, but remain soggy and unsuitable for use for long periods of time.

Decisions regarding weekend ground closures are usually made on a Friday afternoon, particularly if the ground has been heavily saturated and if there is a forecast of more rain. If the grounds aren’t saturated, but are still wet under foot, Council may make the final decision prior to 7.00am on weekends. Sometimes the decision to close a field is made at the discretion of individual sporting associations.

Conditions can vary between suburbs, and as a result the field status may not be the same as those of neighbouring Council areas. Typically it is not feasible to close individual fields within our LGA as competitions draws cannot proceed on limited fields.

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