Willoughby Council Wet Weather Status Update
Willoughby City Council grounds are CLOSED due to late heavy showers overnight.
Next Update: Thursday 23rd March 2017 @ 2:00pm
Northbridge Oval and Thomson Park Oval are open and at the discretion and guidelines of the hirer and/or association.
Willoughby City Council has a duty to protect people as well as the community's recreational areas. Poor weather conditions or other factors may mean that a ground is unable to be used for a period of time.
To find out if a ground is closed, check this webpage or call the Wet Weather Line on 9777 7631 for a recorded message. Signs may be placed at the grounds.
The following factors influence a ground's closure:
- the potential for people using the ground to be injured
- the sport being played and how much the surface may be damaged
- the weather forecast
- the condition of the sportsground when an officer inspects it.
A sporting club or association has no authority to approve the use of a ground when Council has closed it. Anyone using a closed field may be charged for any damage they cause and may not be allowed to hire the field in the future.
Some clubs or referees may choose to close specific grounds that Council have opened to prevent injury to players. Your club should be your first point of call to see if a game is on.