Shared use

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Public schools are central to NSW communities. The facilities we deliver support our students, parents and staff, and play an important role in shaping an area’s culture, environment and local economy.

Shared use arrangements are established with government agencies, local councils, sporting organisations and not-for-profits to enable facilities such as halls, libraries and sporting fields to be shared with the wider community outside of school hours.

School Infrastructure NSW (SINSW) collaboration opportunities available include:

  • Joint Use Arrangements, which are entered into between the Department and another party to share the costs of building and maintaining a new school asset such as a sporting facility that can be shared by both the relevant school and the community outside of hours.
  • Community Use Arrangements, which are entered into between the Department and another organisation for access to school facilities outside of hours (typically 6-9pm weekdays and 8am-5pm on weekends). Please note that SINSW is only responsible for managing community use arrangements that are 12-months or longer in duration. Please also note that schools have the flexibility to decline a request to use their facilities based on the operational needs of the school and based on existing community use agreements
  • Share Our Space (SOS) School Holiday Activities, which are run during the school holiday SOS program in outdoor school areas and involve the Department entering into an agreement with organisations to hold free activities.

This shared approach to school and community infrastructure helps us deliver modern, purpose-built facilities and ensures schools are at the centre of communities.

Get in contact

For government agencies, local councils, sporting organisations, not-for-profits and other organisations interested in collaborating with SINSW, please fill in the Expression of Interest form.

Please contact if you require any further information.