Council continues to support local sporting clubs

Monday 21 December 202 0
COUNCIL CONTINUES TO SUPPORT LOCAL SPORTING
CLUBS

The City of Ryde will delay planned increases to summer fees or charges (including sportsground
hire) until the end of the summer sports season.

The unanimous decision was made by Council to help local sporting clubs navigate their way through
the COVID -19 pandemic.

Last yea r, Council resolved that an increase of non -statutory fees and charges would not take effect
until 1 January 2021, due to the COVID -19 pandemic. This latest Council resolution means fee
increases for sporting groups will not take effect until the end of the s ummer sports season.

City of Ryde Mayor, Clr Jerome Laxale, said the decision to delay the increase to summer fees or
charges would benefit local sporting clubs and organisations during an extremely challenging period.

“Our local sporting clubs are the lifeblood of our comm unity. By d elaying these fee increases we are
providing a significant boost to grassroots sports activities throughout the City of Ryde,” Clr Laxale
said.

“Since the COVID -19 pandemic begun this Council’s intention has been to provide support to those
who need it. Delaying these fee increases does just that by easing a financial burden for the clubs
that have been impacted the most by the pandemic.”

The decision not to increase summer fees or charges unt il the end of the summer sports season.

comes after Council waived ground hire and sports field lighting costs for part of the 2020 winter
sports season earlier in the year.

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