The turf man can
  • Friday 06 January 2012

Sporting organisations can plan for terrific turf with a helping hand from Sunshine Coast Council in 2012.

Council has employed a Parks Community Sports Field Officer, whose main purpose is to provide technical advice to sporting groups about the state of their turf.

Community Policy and Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said that council is partnering with sporting organisations to help them maintain their facilities to district competition level standard.

"Having turf in top condition is essential for keeping regional sports clubs in the game," Cr McKay said.

"Sporting organisations on the Coast are experiencing increased maintenance costs and high demand for the use of their facilities.

"The role of the Parks Community Sports Field Officer is to assist community field sport organisations in the region by providing expert advice on all things to do with maintaining sports fields regardless of whether the club maintains their fields with their dedicated volunteers, or contracts the work out.

"This ongoing initiative has grown from the sports field maintenance project council conducted last year."

The new Parks Community Sports Field Officer is available to meet with clubs and provide expert advice on the most effective and sustainable ways clubs can maintain sporting fields.

For more information contact council on mail@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or 5475 7272.