Planning your project

There are a number of initial considerations to be made when planning for an infrastructure project, such as:

project planning checklist (PDF, 254KB) will help to ensure you have considered all of the requirements prior to submitting your application for funding for your Get Playing Plus project.

Where relevant, it may be helpful to liaise with your local council to seek their support for, and commitment to, your project. A template (DOCX, 19.4KB) is available.

Helpful resources

A variety of infrastructure projects are eligible for funding. Below are some common examples and resources to get your planning off to a good start.


You are encouraged to contact independent consultant engineers with a background in sports lighting and electrical design to assist in the design of sports lighting. A list of qualified professionals can be obtained through the Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand Ltd. Find out about Australian standards at the Standards Australia website.

Qualified electrical engineers and structural engineers with chartered member status at the Institution of Engineers Australia with relevant experience in planning sports lighting are qualified to advise on engineering matters. Consultation with councils and state level organisations or peak bodies is encouraged prior to the installation of lighting to ensure playing standards are adhered to.


The Urban Irrigation Best Management Practices is published by the Irrigation Association of Australia Ltd. It provides best management practices to support the design, installation, maintenance and management of irrigation systems in ways that save water and protect water quality.

Playing areas

The facility costs fact sheet (PDF, 675KB) provides a guide to standard industry dimensions and indicative costs for developing new playing areas.

For information on planning, designing and marking out sports playing areas, you can also check out the Sport Dimensions Guide for Playing Areas, published by the Western Australian Department of Sport and Recreation. This is a guideline only. Readers should obtain their own independent and professional advice in relation to their proposed sporting activity.