Sports Rating System

Managing ground conditions and maintenance of fields
Managing ground conditions and maintenance of fields

City of Canada Bay sports field rating system allows sporting groups to view the condition of all active sporting fields.

The system of regularly recording the condition of active sports fields is combined with the opportunity for sporting groups to be equally aware of the condition of their fields. This creates a sense of partnership between sporting groups and Council with a process that encourages understanding and communication between both bodies. Council’s overriding goal is to maintain the 'Fit For Play' and long term longevity of each sporting field. 

The scored system rates each sporting field on 13 crucial condition factors with examples that include:

  • grass cover
  • wicket areas (where applicable)
  • vigour
  • worn or bare areas.  

A scored point of 72 has been established at City of Canada Bay for preliminary notification. Once this intervention position has been reached a letter is sent to the sporting group using this facility. They will be advised that the field surface is at a critical point and needs to be addressed with consideration for reduced training or reallocation of games to other venues. This letter is purely a preliminary notification of action that may need to be considered by both parties should the field further deteriorate.

If this occurs and reaches a scoring of 70 on the rating scale a meeting is triggered and decisions are made with the sporting body to reduce training and/or games that aim to ensure the sports field has ample time to recover. 

If the sports field's condition does not respond to strategies put in place and deteriorates to a scored level of 67 on the rating scale, closure will be initiated. It should be understood that at this point there is an increased risk for user injuries as well as possible long term and possible irreparable damage to the surface. The cost and time implication from bringing a field back from a point of failure to a quality standard is extensive and the intention is not to allow the field to reach this condition.

No sports field, once closed, will be reopened until a scored standard of 67 is achieved.

There are increasing pressures from expanding user groups, variables of weather, lack of rain and water restrictions that all form part of the overall considerations for Council.

The sports field Rating System, as an assessment tool with clearly defined parameters, has already gained a high level of acceptance from user groups. All parties are clear on what we are trying to achieve in an interactive and visual format - refer to Sports Rating System Legend below. There are no surprises as the fields are monitored on a fortnightly basis.

Wet weather field updates

Council endeavours to have all fields usable and employs a range of methods to notify of wet weather status updates.  Please refer to the Wet Weather Field Updates page for the latest information and updates.

As weather is unpredictable, Council reserves the right to alter its decisions on any ground closures after considering the current weather conditions.

Wet weather hotline

Phone 9911 6375

Sports Rating System - Legend

  • The green columns contain the name of the park and the field number, where applicable
  • The blue column (Current) is the current rating system for the previous fortnight
  • The purple column (Current) is the current rating system as per the time stamp at the bottom of the page.

Note: Click on park names with hyperlinks to view maps. 

 Park Name Field
Number  
Council Sporting
Group Meeting
Initial Sporting
Group Contact
Previous 
   Fortnight     
Current    Trend      
Arthur Walker Reserve  1 67  69 70 0 CLOSED
Campbell Park  1  67  69 94 85 DECLINING
Campbell Park  2  67  69 93 85 DECLINING
Campbell Park  3  67  69 95 85 DECLINING
Cintra Park  1  67  69 84 84 STABLE 
Concord Oval  1  67  69 92 92 STABLE
Drummoyne Oval  1  67  69 92  96  CONTRACTORS
Edwards Park  1  67  69 85 85 STABLE
Edwards Park  2  67  69 87 0 CLOSED
Edwards Park  3  67  69 84 0 CLOSED
Edwards Park  4  67  69 83 83 STABLE
Edwards Park  5 67 69 84 84 STABLE
Five Dock Park 1  67  69 85 85 STABLE
Goddard Park 1  67  69 90 90  STABLE
Goddard Park Mini  67  69 79 82 IMPROVING
Greenlees Park 1  67  69  89 91 IMPROVING
Nield Park  1  67  69 93 93 STABLE
Nield Park  2  67  69 93  93 STABLE
Nield Park  3  67  69 92 92 STABLE
Nield Park  4  67  69 92 92 STABLE
Powells Creek School  1  67  69 94 94 STABLE
Powells Creek Reserve  2  67  69 79 81 IMPROVING
Queen Elizabeth Park  1  67  69  82 82 STABLE
Queen Elizabeth Park  2  67  69 84 84 STABLE
Queen Elizabeth Park  3  67  69 84 84 STABLE
Ron Routley Oval  1  67  69 92 92  STABLE
Rothwell Park  1  67  69  97  97 STABLE
Sid Richards Park  1  67  69 85 85 STABLE
Sid Richards Park  2  67  69 80 80 STABLE
Sid Richards Park  3  67  69 80 81 IMPROVING
St Lukes Oval    67  69 79 79 STABLE
St Lukes Park  1  67  69 73 78 IMPROVING
St Lukes Park  2  67  69 88 79 DECLINING
St Lukes Park  3  67  69 88 79 DECLINING
St LukesNorth    67 69   89 79  DECLINING
Taplin Park  1  67  69 90 90 STABLE
Timbrell Park  1  67  69 78 82 IMPROVING
Timbrell Park  2  67  69 78 82 IMPROVING
Page last updated on: 15/10/18