Dropped fees a victory for sports clubs

Last Updated : 21 Oct 2015

Orākei Local Board is delighted to have helped achieve a victory for central Auckland sports clubs by getting sports field fees waived.

Board chair Desley Simpson led a delegation of chairs from the central Auckland and Waiheke local boards, which presented its case for having sports field charges removed to the Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance Committee on 20 August.

The committee voted unanimously to waive fees and charges for sports fields in the central local board areas until a region-wide policy is adopted in the 2016/2017 financial year.

“Having these unfair charges waived is a great result for our sports clubs,” says Desley Simpson.

“It’s fantastic to see the success of our continued advocacy on this issue.”

Back to News