Wet weather

Waverley Council Wet Weather Line
Phone: 9083 8305

Waverley Council Wet Weather Line
Phone: 9083 8305

Sport fields users are able to check sport field closures by calling Waverley Councils Wet Weather Line on 9083 8305.

Council has a responsibility to provide suitable, safe and sustainable venues for sporting clubs and users to train and compete. With that, sports field closures are inevitable throughout the year, due to weather and turf conditions.

The decision to close a sporting field is not taken lightly. Sports fields will be closed only after assessment undertaken by qualified Park Operations staff. To minimise disruption to clubs and users, this assessment will be made before 12 noon Monday-Thursday, and by 7am Saturday and Sunday for weekend use.

The following criteria will be used during ground assessment;

  1. Surface Water Present
  2. Saturation of soil (water rising to surface as walking across is often an indicator)
  3. Surface is slippery to walk on
  4. Grass and surface is dislodged easily
  5. Existing condition of the surface

The objectives of Council is to ensure a sustainable standard of the sporting grounds, so clubs and sports participation can grow in the region.

It is important that all users acknowledge and respond to ground closures to ensure the grounds can be maintained for future use. In addition, we ask users to take reasonable steps to reduce damage to grounds during use.

There are a number of sporting groups that use Waverley Council Open Spaces, to find out more details or get involved visit our  Sporting Club Directory.