World-leading facilities

Sport NZ supports organisations to plan and design world-leading sporting facilities around New Zealand to enable and inspire people to participate.

We aim to provide more New Zealanders with better places to play sport. By doing this we will grow participation. Our goal is to for sport and recreation facilities to be fit-for-purpose, well utilised and future-proof. To achieve this, we support sport organisations across New Zealand with better planning and designing of sports facilities.

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The New Zealand Sporting Facilities Framework

A six-step plan for people making decisions about sporting facilities

We talked to local authorities, funding agencies, government departments, regional and national sports bodies, and overseas counterparts and created this Sporting Facilities Framework.

Find out how to use the six-step plan and apply the principles to your work plans and processes. 

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Sport and Recreation Hub Guide

Today sport and recreation clubs and organisations face increasing financial and regulatory pressure. This pressure, coupled with increased expectations from participants, aging club facilities and declining numbers of volunteers, requires us all to think innovatively about how some sport and recreation is delivered.

This guide has been developed to share learnings from previous hub projects across the country. Many of these projects have been collaborations between organisations and the communities they serve and, in many cases, they have resulted in sustainable, increased participation.

Sport New Zealand – Facility Data Tool

Use this online tool to help your organisation make planning decisions about sporting facilities in your region. 

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