Central Leader : December 1st 2010
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Closures are planned for the weekend of December 4 and 5, on the western line between Britomart to Waitakere, the southern line from Britomart to Newmarket and the Onehunga line from Britomart to Newmarket. Field access: Auckland Council parks, sport and recreation manager Ian Maxwell says it'll be simpler for sports associations to operate under a single booking system. Photo: JASON OXENHAM Even playing field in new supercity By SCOTT MORGAN Sports associations' access to council-owned sports fields is set to be streamlined under the new supercity but any decision on whether to charge for ground use is still months away. A new booking system is being developed to replace the seven differ- ent methods used by for- mer city and district councils. Auckland Council parks, sport and rec- reation manager Ian Maxwell says the new council will manage access to sports grounds rather than the 21 local boards because it's a regional activity. Many leaders of sports associations around the city agree dealing with just one local body will make life easier. But a decision on whether to charge for field use rests with the new council. The Auckland City Council used to charge for field use, while other councils let associations use their grounds for free. Auckland Football chief executive David Parker says if charges were introduced across the region, it would make life difficult for clubs that are respon- sible for covering the costs. Clearly if it's extended to every club in every sport, a lot of money will be pulled from local club net- works.'' He says it would have the biggest impact on larger football clubs which use multiple grounds for training and therefore pay more than once. Auckland Cricket chief executive Andrew Eade is hoping the council scraps fees for ground use. From our point of view we'd much prefer the no-charge model. Otherwise we would have a major issue with increasing costs when providing grounds. We would really struggle to provide enough grounds on that basis.'' Auckland Rugby club rugby manager Matt McHardy says he wouldn't be surprised if there was some kind of charge to cover ground maintenance, but would be concerned if costs shot up dramatically''. Until the Auckland Council makes a decision, the same sys- tem will remain in place. Mr Maxwell says pro- viding fields for free was a successful policy for his previous employer, the Manukau City Council. It worked well at Manukau where we did not charge. Charging almost costs more to col- lect.'' He says having a new regional approach will also make competitions fairer because in the past some councils chose to close their fields while others kept them open. If Auckland city closed fields because it was raining but Manu- kau didn't, it upset the competition.''
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