JUST months after upping the fees for the sports dome, Tamworth's netball association will be slugged with another cost after attracting a state carnival to town.
The Tamworth organisation will host the Masters State Titles next month.
The competition, historically known as the State Championships - Masters, has been held on the Central Coast for the last two years.
The association asked council to waive all the associated fees for the comp given the economic benefit the carnival will bring to town.
The council will vote on the fees at Tuesday's ordinary meeting.
The councillors have been recommended to reject the fee waiver and offer a 40 per cent subsidy, worth $3080, instead.
The report to be considered by councillors estimated the carnival would only inject a little more than $178,000 into the Tamworth economy.
It also suggested the state carnival didn't qualify for a full fee waiver because it wouldn't bring upwards of $1 million to the economy.
"While council acknowledges and welcomes the benefits hosting such an event will bring to the local economy, this impact does not warrant a complete fee waiver when compared to other large scale events the city hosts and has previously waived fees for," Tamworth Regional Council sports manager Paul Kelly said in his report.
"Complete fee waivers are usually reserved for larger events that inject in excess of $1 million into the local economy such as the National Primary Games and the June Long Weekend Baseball Carnival."
Earlier this year, the netball association launched a petition in protest to the council's plan to increase sports dome court fees.
The association called for the facility to be fixed before fees were upped.
The Tamworth Basketball Association also hit out at the increase, which topped 12.5 per cent in some instances, and launched its own petition calling for a freeze on any rise.
The council has an annual $40,000 budget to divvy up for significant sports fee subsidisation.