Sutherland Shire Council provide a basic standard of infrastructure at sporting facilities. This can include club houses, change rooms, toilets, canteens and storage. A club or association considering a club-funded upgrade or addition to our facilities, including playing fields, must seek approval from Council.

Sylvania Apsley Road baseball field

Minor proposals

To apply for infrastructure development such as shade shelters, fencing, BBQ areas, seating, playing surface improvements or sport specific infrastructure including goals, cricket nets, you must submit:

You must include survey drawings indicating the location and design of the works.

Application process

  • After receiving your application we review design drawings, and provide Land Owner's Consent in principle approval. This is not approval for works to proceed. We conduct further reviews, including environmental factors.
  • Both parties agree to final proposal and unconditional undertaking signed.
  • We provide approval to commence works.

The unconditional undertaking agreement used for minor proposals includes the understanding that ongoing maintenance and repairs of works are the responsibility of the club.

Ridge Athletics Track

Infrastructure Grants

To apply for an infrastructure grant you must submit:

Your proposal should include:

  • project description and justification
  • approximate cost and source of funds
  • time period of construction from start to finish
  • benefit to association/club and/or community
  • support of any multi-users of the facility.

We will assist community groups plan infrastructure projects to enable them to apply for relevant grants.

Bellingara netball courts - construction concrete sections

Capital Works Programs

Capital works projects are major works on Council owned and managed land. These include optimising the use of existing facilities, developing additional facilities at existing sporting reserves, as well as developing new sports facilities.

The Sport Strategy (currently out for public consultation: Sport Strategy)  establishes a framework which will positively contribute to an active, safe, healthy, vibrant and liveable community over the next 15 years. As a key informing strategy under Council’s integrated planning and reporting framework, the open space and recreation strategy is directly aligned to our community strategic plan. The activities that Council will deliver to support progress of the sport strategy will be detailed in Council’s four year delivery program and annual operational plans.

Club Grants

We encourage clubs to apply for infrastructure grants available through State and Local Government.

Club Grants is a state-wide fund offering grants to support the building, renovation and fit out of infrastructure. Funding is available for sport and recreation infrastructure, arts and culture infrastructure and projects that enhance facilities used to shelter communities and provide emergency services.

Contact us

Sports Services team