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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

    Nathan Skelly
    Liverpool Plains Shire Council
    Director Engineering Services
    Pro Cert 2