Subsidies for use of Community Centres and Facilities

Consultation has concluded

Do you use our Community Centres and Facilities? Then we want to hear from you.

The City of Burnside seeks your view on the proposed new draft policy that has been developed to help Council provide a comprehensive, transparent and practical method of decision-making for the granting of subsidies in relation to the use of our community centres and facilities. The consultation concludes 5 pm on Wednesday 28 May 2014.

What does the new draft policy cover?

The new draft policy is intended to provide a method for allocating subsidies on Council endorsed fees and charges, which are applied when using Council’s community centres and facilities.

The new draft policy does not impact on the nature of the use of facilities or affect the base rate charges for community centres or facilities, which are set by Council on an annual basis through the Annual Business Plan and Budget process.

It does however assist Council administration and applicants to understand a more transparent, consistent and fairer process in the review and subsequent allocation of potential subsidy applications for the community.

Viewing the draft policy

The draft policy can be downloaded from the online document library.

Community Consultation

Hirers of the Burnside Community Centre, Dulwich Community Centre and/or Burnside Ballroom are invited to provide feedback on Council’s new draft policy. If you would like to make comment on the content of the draft policy or have any questions about the new draft policy please contact Wain Walker, Project Officer Community Centres by using the Email Us form below or call 8366 4222.

The Community Consultation period runs from Tuesday 6 May to Wednesday 28 May 2014.


Do you use our Community Centres and Facilities? Then we want to hear from you.

The City of Burnside seeks your view on the proposed new draft policy that has been developed to help Council provide a comprehensive, transparent and practical method of decision-making for the granting of subsidies in relation to the use of our community centres and facilities. The consultation concludes 5 pm on Wednesday 28 May 2014.

What does the new draft policy cover?

The new draft policy is intended to provide a method for allocating subsidies on Council endorsed fees and charges, which are applied when using Council’s community centres and facilities.

The new draft policy does not impact on the nature of the use of facilities or affect the base rate charges for community centres or facilities, which are set by Council on an annual basis through the Annual Business Plan and Budget process.

It does however assist Council administration and applicants to understand a more transparent, consistent and fairer process in the review and subsequent allocation of potential subsidy applications for the community.

Viewing the draft policy

The draft policy can be downloaded from the online document library.

Community Consultation

Hirers of the Burnside Community Centre, Dulwich Community Centre and/or Burnside Ballroom are invited to provide feedback on Council’s new draft policy. If you would like to make comment on the content of the draft policy or have any questions about the new draft policy please contact Wain Walker, Project Officer Community Centres by using the Email Us form below or call 8366 4222.

The Community Consultation period runs from Tuesday 6 May to Wednesday 28 May 2014.


Consultation has concluded
  • Update

    over 1 year ago

    The Subsidies for use of Community Centres and Facilities Draft Policy engagement closed 28 May 2014. The Policy was approved on 24 June 2014 and is now referred to as the Community Centres and Facilities Fees and Charges Subsidies Policy.

    The City of Burnside recognises that their primary responsibility is for its local residents and community groups. With this taken into consideration, one of the main changes as per the adopted Policy, is that the subsidy has increased from 50% to 75% for organisations and institutions located and/or with the majority of membership inside the Council area, who conduct the... Continue reading

    The Subsidies for use of Community Centres and Facilities Draft Policy engagement closed 28 May 2014. The Policy was approved on 24 June 2014 and is now referred to as the Community Centres and Facilities Fees and Charges Subsidies Policy.

    The City of Burnside recognises that their primary responsibility is for its local residents and community groups. With this taken into consideration, one of the main changes as per the adopted Policy, is that the subsidy has increased from 50% to 75% for organisations and institutions located and/or with the majority of membership inside the Council area, who conduct the majority of their activities within the area and/or is primarily for local residents.

    The George Bolton Swimming Centre has also been included in this Policy for the provision of subsidies. These subsidies are for pool/lane hire or hire of the function room.

    The subsidies predominantly focus on Burnside Community residents and groups, to encourage the local community to use our community centres and facilities.

    This Policy also streamlines the subsidy process across all of Burnside Council’s facilities and relates to the Be the Future of Burnside Strategic Community Plan 2012-2025, “a range of high quality sport and recreational opportunities and facilities that foster healthy lifestyle pursuits."