Change of Season
There is a two week break between the end of one season and the start of another season to allow council to repair, renovate the fields and prepare for the new season. Change of season generally occurs Summer to Winter – last 2 weeks in March and Winter to Summer – first 2 weeks in September. Any use of the fields during this time has to be pre-approved by Sport Services. Access to the fields may not be permitted due to heavy machinery carrying out the change-over maintenance. Council may request early access to fields that are not being utilised for finals to commence change of season works.
Council will perform the following works during the change of season periods; setting of floodlight timers, installation or removal of goal posts, covering or uncovering of cricket pitches, turfing or reinstating baseball diamonds and general field maintenance.
Clubs are responsible for line marking fields in preparation for competition and it is essential that the only material to be used for line marking is a water based non-toxic line marking paint. The practice of applying round-up and other hazardous products is not permitted. The use of these products can create ruts and repeated applications can leave the area vulnerable to weed infestation, can form draining, dust and trip hazards. Where the use of prohibited substances has occurred, the cost to reinstate the sports field will be charged to the club.