Last month the Council considered the following recommendation from the Strategy Policy & Finance (SP&F) Committee: That the discussion on the future of the Springfield Golf Course be deferred until such time as a full assessment is conducted by Council on a future sports facility that is fit for purpose […]


Hundreds of people arrived by 9:30am to witness the Council debate the future of the Springfield Golf Course. It was item 10 on a list of 12 recommendations relating to the Long Term Plan made by the Strategy, Policy & Finance (SP&F) Committee in May. The unprecedented crowd waited patiently […]


This was the question that the Rotorua Lakes Council Sports Development Manager, Steve Watene, was unable to answer at the Springfield Community Conversation on 19 April 2021. The question received a round of applause from the audience. It was a very good question posed by Krissie Phipps (nee Smallbone). How […]

The Rotorua Lakes Council literally proposes paving paradise to put up a parking lot on the Springfield Golf Course. The map of the Westbrook Sport and Recreation Precinct Master Plan (Final) dated November 2019 shows they wish to create a massive car park that spans all the way from Douglas […]