Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Stakeholders seek Government stimulus support for privately operated sports centres

Stakeholders seek Government stimulus support for privately operated sports centres
March 20, 2020

An online petition directed to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, is calling for ‘Government Stimulus to Save the Indoor Sports Industry in Australia’.

The petition, at Change.org, was started by Brett Moore, Director of National Indoor Sports facilities at St Marys and Campbelltown, in Western Sydney.

Highlighting that “indoor sports centres across Australia have been an institution for decades”, it advises “with the outbreak of COVID-19 and the restrictions that have followed, the industry is facing total devastation.

“We are appealing to our Federal Government for a stimulus measure to assist in the rental requirements of Indoor Sports stadiums.

“Our rent is our largest fixed cost and there is no landlord or insurance provision that will protect our industry from this disaster.

“There are approximately 134 indoor sports stadiums across Australia, all of which are essentially closed, or trading at heavily reduced levels as a result of the Government restrictions around COVID-19. A stimulus package aimed at assisting these centres with their rental costs will save an industry built upon community and small business, an industry that employs the youth of our nation and keeps families together with regular sporting activities and community gatherings.

“The Indoor Sports industry is facing its greatest ever test, and we need assistance to come out the other side. Government intervention is our only hope.”

Click here to view the petition.

Related Articles

20th March 2020 - LPA concerned over Government’s inaction in helping cultural sector survive Coronavirus crisis

19th March 2020 - Green Sports Alliance advocates for sport and sustainability

19th March 2020 - Australasian Leisure Management and the Coronavirus crisis

19th March 2020 - New national infrastructure database looks to drive informed decision making

19th March 2020 - Government issues Coronavirus guidelines for community sport, stating fitness centres and swimming pools need not close

19th March 2020 - Gyms emphasise hygiene practices but look for business support 

19th March 2020 - AIS suspends public activities on Canberra campus

19th March 2020 - More local governments close facilities and halt events

18th March 2020 - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison halts international travel and bans indoor gatherings of over 100

12th March 2020 - Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces $18 billion economic stimulus package

16th November 2019 - Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Centre officially opens

5th August 2019 - Refurbished Casey Stadium hosts 2019 Indoor Cricket National Championships

7th April 2017 - $29 million indoor sports facility opens at Bruce Pulman Park

2nd December 2016 - City of Sydney plans new indoor sport arena

11th November 2016 - Cricket NSW to develop multi-purpose indoor sport centre for Orange

5th October 2016 - Northern Sydney’s largest Indoor Sports Centre reopens

18th April 2016 - $30 million backing for indoor sport arenas in Victoria

21st January 2016 - New approach for ACT indoor sport facilities

21st March 2012 - Five-a-side football centres open in NSW

25th March 2011 - Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre opening attracts the crowds


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Vivaticket

As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as Vivaticket Pty Ltd.  Vivaticket is the ideal strategic partner for the organisation and management of your…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Sport / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

MYRTHA POOLS

Founded in 1961, Myrtha Pools® quickly became Italy’s première swimming pool company, and has since grown into one of the world's leading swimming pool construction…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Play / Waterparks / Wellness

 
 

COMMERCIAL AQUATICS AUSTRALIA

Commercial Aquatics Australia provides aquatic solutions nationwide and is one of the largest and most experienced companies specialising in the design, construction, renovation, service, maintenance…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Play / Waterparks

 
 

The P.A. People

The P.A. People is a specialist integrator and contractor in sound reinforcement, audio visual systems, performance lighting and production communications. Over its almost 50 year history the company…

read more

Entertainment / Events / Sport / Technology / Venues

 
 

AUSFIT

Ausfit began in 1992, providing software services to the health and fitness sector including ClubWise, a fully hosted web-based product which combines state of the art club management software,…

read more

Billing / Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 

SportEng

SPORTENG specialises in the Planning, Design and Construction inspection of Fields of Play for all sports. Blending engineering with the specialist knowledge gained from working closely with sport…

read more

Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces / Venues

 
 

Again Faster

ABOUT Again Faster is a Brisbane based, Australian owned supplier of strength and conditioning and functional fitness equipment. With nearly 10 years experience in the Australian market, we are…

read more

Fitness / Recreation

 
 

GEOFF NINNES FONG AND PARTNERS

Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners (GNFP) is a structural, aquatic and civil engineering consultancy with broad experience in the design of new municipal and institutional swimming pools, hydrotherapy…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Design / Venues

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business