PORT Macquarie-Hastings council ground staff have assessed field conditions and the impact on other sporting codes at Tuffins Lane following a soggy NSW Junior State Cup.
While they look chopped up after a heavy workload over the weekend, council believe some fields will be available for other codes to utilise sooner than anticipated.
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council group manager Liesa Davies said exactly how long it will take for the fields to be back fully functioning was dependent on a period of fine weather.
"Staff have spoken with the sporting groups who routinely use these fields to discuss other field options," Davies said.
"We appreciate that this will cause some inconvenience and thank them for understanding the value major events such as the Junior State Cup bring to our local players, clubs, businesses and community more broadly."
Hastings River District Junior Cricket Association appear the most affected with six of their 13 fields in Port Macquarie located at Tuffins Lane.
President Merv Burke said they didn't have a lot of alternative options with so many fields out of play.
"Our concerns are about the availability of the fields for the rest of the cricket season because half of the cricket fields in the Port Macquarie region are at Tuffins Lane," he said.
Every field in the Hastings was pencilled in for use last weekend when Tuffins Lane was out of action, which meant there were no back-up facilities available if turf wickets couldn't be played on.
Junior cricket are not the only ones impacted, with Port Macquarie Senior Oztag Association putting contingencies in place for their local competitions for coming weeks.
President Greg Smith understood the difficulties of having so much rainfall in a short period and felt it was important for all codes to work together for the best suitable outcome.
"These are the times where everyone needs to work together," he said.
"Between the sporting codes these days there is a common empathy that when another code is in dire straits they help out.
"The reality is sporting fields-wise we've only got so many and there are so many user groups where everyone is trying to get their bit of grass to play on.
"When something like this happens to Tuffins Lane, of course it will have a flow-on effect."
Smith said after consultation with council and other sports groups, they have secured a new venue for the final three weeks.
Their senior mixed competitions will play at Woods Street starting on February 24 and 26.
"There are some issues with Woods Street; there are major construction works happening around the fields with a new road between Stuart Park and Wood Street currently closed off," Smith said.
It means that all players are requested to park on the eastern side of Stuart Park (near the basketball stadium) and walk across Stuart Park and over to the Woods Street fields.
"That's just the seniors; the juniors are a whole new story," he said.
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