Recent rain has put a strain on local natural grass sports pitches and Georges
River Council is asking the community to help restore the fields to use as soon as possible, by staying away.
Council officers have inspected the natural grass sports pitches and due to the ongoing rain and current wet conditions, all natural grass pitches remain closed to all use.
The extremely wet condition of the fields also meant that some fields were not mowed in four weeks because the mower would cause significant damage.
The Council understands that sports clubs are eager to train and start their seasons, but the Council has asked clubs to help by staying off the pitch until it dries up.
The use of waterlogged pitches could cause long-term damage to playing surfaces, further delaying the winter sports season.
Mayor of Georges River Council, Nick Katris, called on everyone in the community to be patient for a little longer.
“We all want our winter sports season to be on grass sports pitches as soon as they can be opened, and it would be heartbreaking to have to keep a pitch closed after it dried out because it there is damage that needs to be repaired.”
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