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Sport Facilities - User Fees & Charges

  • 1.  Sport Facilities - User Fees & Charges

    Posted 5 days ago
    Hi Mates,

    I'm currently working on pricing our sports facilities for users, and I am curious how other Councils calculate user fees, discount rates, and availability.

    Within our historic fees and charges we nominate that the services are provided at 30% of actual cost, however I've been unable to find how that is calculated.

    I've looked at 2 options:
    1. Recovering 30% of total maintenance cost amortised across users based on their total days use in a year
    2. Determining a 'day rate' at 30% of actual cost on the basis of 6 days a week availability, and then calculate charges based on the days usage in a year

    These 2 methods yield vastly different results, as in a small country town our utilisation is quite low.

    I'd love to hear how you calculate them at your Council.

    Kind Regards

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    Nathan Skelly
    Liverpool Plains Shire Council
    Director Engineering Services
    nathan.skelly@lpsc.nsw.gov.au
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