Facilities Guidelines

Facility Management Manual

The New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA), representing the facilities sector recognises that there is a need to have up to date industry standards and guidelines. The Facility Management Manual outlines current best practice and industry standards, and provides templates and requirements for managers and operators of facilities.

The Facility Management Manual has been produced in electronic form for easy navigation though the information. It also contains templates for managers to download and customise to create documents like checklists, normal operating procedures and emergency action plans.

2015 Facility Management Manual

Community Sport and Recreation Facility Development Guide

Sport New Zealand is committed to supporting local government, and national, regional and local sports organisations to deliver a greater proportion of community sport and recreation facilities that are more affordable, efficient, effective and sustainable.

A summary guide (23 pages) and the full guide (250 pages) can be found on the Sport New Zealand website.

The guide has a particular focus on the affordability and whole-of-life financial sustainability of multi-sports centres that can meet a range of community needs while complying with best practice and the required standards. It includes reference facility designs, and provides a step-by-step process and supporting information for the six stages of the best-practice facility lifecycle. Designed to help those looking to build or develop a community aquatic and/or indoor sports facility, the guide builds on the principles of the National Sporting Facilities Framework.

For more information, email Sport New Zealand Community Facilities Lead Jamie Delich, jamie.delich@sportnz.org.nz

Territorial Authority Best Practice Assessment Tool

Territorial Authorities (TAs) have responsibility for a range of sport and recreation activities. This includes sports fields and parks, reserves and open spaces, playgrounds and play spaces, swimming pools and leisure centres, as well as a range of sport and recreation programmes and services.

We've developed a best-practice guide to help TAs ensure they meet their responsibility to ensure their staff are well equipped, well supported, and have access to good information in order to make sound decisions about their investment in sport and recreation.

Territorial Authority Best Practice Tool and Guide for Sport and Recreation Departments

The purpose of the TA Best Practice Assessment Tool is to identify areas of good practice and opportunities for development and improvement across departments with responsibility for sport and recreation so that the investment in sport and recreation is maximised.

It is not intended that the results of the assessment be benchmarked against other TAs. The key value for many TAs will be in doing an initial assessment to establish a current position, developing an action plan and then reassessing at a future date to see the improvements made.

Land-Borne Inflatable Device Operating Requirements

WorkSafe New Zealand (WorkSafe) has recently published guidelines for the operation of land-borne inflatable devices.

These guidelines outline the duties and responsibilities for owners and operators of Land-borne inflatable devices.

Land Borne Inflatable Device Operating Requirements

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