Auckland Sport Sector: Facilities Priority Plan

About the Auckland Sports Sector: Facilities Priorities Plan

The Auckland Sports Sector: Facilities Priorities Plan was created by the sport sector, for the sport sector. The Plan responds to the need for a more structured approach to planning and investment in sports facilities due to growing and changing demand together with constrained and finite levels of available funding.


The Plan also has the support of Auckland Council and other public funders as an important sport-led view of priorities for funding.


Why Apply?

The aim of this process is to gain sector endorsement for your proposed facility project, which in turn will assist with consideration of your future funding applications for this project by public funders such as Auckland Council.

The advice and assessment report resulting from this process will also be available to applicants and their relevant sports bodies, allowing an applicant to continue to develop their project if further work is required to more closely meet the Plan’s criteria.

While the ASS: FPP does not provide financial investment to your project, as stated above the assessment report developed by the independent Panel will be provided to sport and recreation facility funders for their awareness and knowledge. Additionally, this process provides funders with further reassurance that quality work has been completed for your project to demonstrate a valid need and to build a sound case for their funding.


Who Should Apply?

If you have a proposed project of value greater than $500,000, which is essentially ready for funding consideration and on track to go to construction tender within about 12 months’ time, then being part of this process would be advantageous.

Furthermore, to apply your project should already have:

  • Completed business feasibility, which clearly demonstrates the project need and viability
  • Completed preliminary design for your project with a current cost estimate by a Quantity Surveyor
  • Have a confirmed site
  • Be endorsed by the relevant NSOs and Auckland RSOs.


Previous Rounds

Two rounds of projects have already been considered by the Panel, in November 2018 and May 2019. Five projects in Round One and one in Round Two were assessed as being ready to go and endorsed as Level 1 priorities (the highest level). You can read about the five projects from Round One here and the project from Round Two here.

Updated information will be provided in due course.


Read the Auckland Sports Sector: Facilities Priority Plan here


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