Perry Park Recreation Centre bookings

Perry Park Recreation Centre bookings

Applications closed

Expressions of interest closed on Friday 13 July 2018.

We are now assessing applications and all applicants will be notified whether successful or unsuccessful from Monday 6 August.

Expression of interest

We are calling for expressions of interest to allocate space for local sporting organisations and community sporting groups to use Perry Park Recreation Centre.

The centre will provide a boost for local sport in Green Square, with 2 new indoor sports courts and 2 outdoor courts. It will cater for a range of sports including basketball, netball, futsal, badminton and volleyball.

Construction of the centre started in January 2017 and is on track to be completed late-2018. The completed centre will include:

  • 2 indoor courts and 2 outdoor courts
  • 200 seat capacity (indoor courts)
  • entry, reception, kiosk, office and administration areas
  • public toilets and change room facilities.

Eligible groups and organisations

To express an interest in booking court space on a regular basis, your sporting club/organisation or school must be based in the City of Sydney local area. This includes groups or organisations that:

  • have a main address in the City of Sydney local area
  • are affiliated with an association, league or other governing body, which is registered in the City of Sydney local area.

The available court space will be allocated to a variety of user groups across a range of sport and recreation activities. Our aim is to provide a program that offers a diverse range of activities for all age groups, genders and abilities.

The City of Sydney Basketball Association will have exclusive rights to provide basketball-related programs at the centre. As a result we are unable to accept any submissions for basketball programming. 

If you are outside the local area or interested in booking court space for events, social or casual bookings you do not need to submit an expression of interest at this time.

You can instead send us your contact details and we will be in touch when these options are considered at a later date.

Assessment process

Court space will be allocated in line with the priority of use guidelines (see below) we have developed for the centre.

The guidelines have been developed to ensure the centre will provide a wide variety of sporting, recreation and other activities. This includes major sporting association and social competitions, club training, commercial hirers, not-for-profit groups and schools. 

Submissions will be assessed by a panel of City staff on a range of criteria including:

  • applicant is a sporting organisation/club or school in the local area
  • organisation/club or school provides programs or activities to a range of age groups and abilities
  • gender split of members/participants
  • percentage of players or members who live in the City of Sydney local area
  • organisation/club’s activities contribute to a diverse program mix at the centre
  • organisation/club offers a pathway to national level for players, coaches or referees.

If your application is successful you will be notified in writing and will enter into a hire agreement with the City.

If your application is unsuccessful you will be notified in writing and may be offered alternative times/access.

Guiding principles

The following guiding principles have been identified as being critical to the successful operation of the Perry Park Recreation Centre.

  • Diversity and accessibility – a diverse range of programs and services is provided with a particular focus on catering for the needs of the local community.
  • Complementary – the City of Sydney Basketball Association be given exclusive rights to provide basketball related programs at the centre with the City providing a range of alternative programs and services.
  • Collaboration – the operator works with the range of stakeholder groups such as the City of Sydney Basketball Association (and not in a competitive manner) to deliver mutually beneficial outcomes.
  • Transparency – space is allocated in a transparent manner due to the high level of demand with a clearly defined process (for example, expressions of interest) that is guided by fairness and equity.
  • Consistency – pricing and where relevant other usage arrangements be consistent with the City’s existing sports facilities.
  • Sustainable financial performance – balancing the City’s internal uses with external hire.

Image: Artist's impression of the indoor court. 

Priority of use guidelines

The tables summarise how court space will be allocated in line with the expression of interest criteria.

These guidelines will be reviewed every 6 months to understand the community demand and need, and may be adjusted accordingly. 

Peak times: Monday to Friday 4pm to 11pm and all day Saturday and Sunday

Priority

Availability

Description

Priority 1

City of Sydney Basketball Association

Reserved for basketball related programs.

Priority 2

Local sporting groups and organisations

After priority 1, hire space will be made available to local organisations such as schools and clubs.

Priority 3

City of Sydney programs and competitions

City programs and services that may include badminton, futsal, netball, volleyball, social programs, school programs or specific group programs.

Priority 4

Sporting groups and organisations outside City of Sydney local area

After priority 1, 2 and 3 allocations, space may be made available for external hirers such as state sporting organisations, associations and clubs.

Off-peak times: Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm

Priority

Availability

Description

Priority 5

City of Sydney programs and competitions

City programs and services that may include badminton, futsal, netball, volleyball, social programs, school programs or specific group programs.

Priority 6

City of Sydney Basketball Association

Reserved for basketball related programs.

Priority 7

Local sporting groups and organisations

Hire space will be made available to local organisations such as schools and clubs.

Priority 8

Sporting groups and organisations outside City of Sydney local area

After priority 5, 6 and 7 allocations, space may be made available for external hirers such as state sporting organisations, associations and clubs.

How to apply

The following spaces are available for hire for regular users. For the purpose of this expression of interest, a regular user is any sporting group or organisation that wishes to hire court space for a minimum 10 consecutive weekly bookings or 10 consecutive fortnightly bookings.

Indoor courts (courts 1 and 2): basketball, netball, futsal, volleyball and badminton lines. Also events and other court based activities, for example, gentle exercise.

Outdoor courts (courts 3 and 4): basketball and netball lines. Also events and other court based activities, for example, gentle exercise.

Court hire fees

Please note, these fees are subject to Council endorsement. The fees listed are per court, per hour.

Type

Indoor

Outdoor

Standard hire rate

$71

$31

City of Sydney sporting organisation/club*

$64

$31

*The group or organisation has a main address in the City of Sydney local area or is affiliated with an association, league or other governing body, which is registered in the City of Sydney local area.

When you complete the online application, you will need to provide:

  • public liability insurance certificate of currency for $20 million
  • working with children checks and a copy of your procedures to ensure all working with children requirements are met
  • registration as a not-for-profit organisation with the Australian Taxation Office (if applicable).

Applications closed at 5pm on Friday 13 July 2018.

We will assess the applications from 16 July to 3 August 2018. All applicants will be notified whether successful or unsuccessful from 6 August 2018.

Contacts

If you require further information about your application, please contact:

Geoff Yates

Centre Manager
02 9265 9333

Last updated: Friday, 13 July 2018