Kingston Council maintains 62 sports grounds on 42 recreation reserves and allocates usage of these grounds to 60 individual community sports clubs. In addition we allocate usage of five sports grounds on four school sites. These 60 clubs field 485 teams, providing active sporting opportunities for 8760 participants annually. The most popular sports catered for on turf sports grounds are cricket (173 teams) and AFL (164 teams). Council also provides and maintains sports facilities including non-turf based sports surfaces/grounds such as tennis, synthetic hockey, netball, lawn bowls, and athletics tracks. Sports clubs and organisations use Council owned facilities via a seasonal allocation, lease, licence or casual usage agreement.
Involvement in sports and recreation extends past active participants to include spectators, volunteers, club officials and family members who all participate in the experience of organised sports.
Sports Ground Assessments
Each week Council's Sportsground Maintenance Team undertake an assessment of the condition of each turf based sportsground managed by Council.
Sports Ground Infrastructure Policy
In 2013, Council adopted a new Sportsground Infrastructure Policy which now clearly defines the responsibilities of Council and Sport clubs for provision and maintenance of sporting related infrastructure. All strategies, plans and policies can be viewed here.
What is Sportsground infrastructure?
Sportsground Infrastructure refers to the hard-built infrastructure that supports the training and competition needs of seasonally allocated sports clubs e.g. nets, lights, fences, pitches, scoreboards, coaches boxes etc. This policy relates to infrastructure that is provided on turf based Council Sportsgrounds within open space reserves. The provision of infrastructure at other sport and recreation facilities e.g. tennis courts, is determined by the lease or license agreements between tenants and Council. Please view all Strategies, Plans and Policies here.
Information for Current Sporting Tenants
Building Maintenance Issues
Tenant sports clubs can report building maintenance items via Council's Customer Service Action Line (1300 653 356). Jobs are logged via this system and allocated to the appropriate department for inspection and if they are Council's responsibility to attend to, for subsequent action. During your call to the Customer Service Action Line you will be issued with a job number which will allow you to follow up on status of the job if required.
Useful Information for Clubs and Organisations:
Pavilion and Key Changeover Form - tenant clubs should use this form when undertaking their seasonal changeover process with the incoming tenant.
Change of Club Contact Details - please use this form to advise Council when your Club makes a change to its contact details.
Facility Usage Enquiries
Kingston Heath Regional Soccer Facility – send your enquiry including the date and time of requested use along with your organisation's details, to firstname.lastname@example.org. General sportsgrounds usage enquiries and applications - email@example.com
School bookings and enquiries - Application forms for use of Council sporting grounds are distributed to each Kingston based school at the beginning of each summer and winter season. These booking forms can be returned to Council's Sport and Recreation Liaison Officer, PO BOX 1000, Mentone 3194 or via <firstname.lastname@example.org<>. </email@example.com<>