North Sydney Council News: Residents urged to have their say on the future of Waverton Bowling Club site.
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North Sydney Council has started extensive community engagement on the future of the Ex-Waverton Bowling Club site, after receiving a temporary lease from the NSW Crown Land.
The community is invited to complete a survey on Council’s website by the end of this week to indicate whether they would prefer an active or passive use of the site - and to rank what infrastructure or park features they would like to see there.
The results will be collated and reported to Council on 24 September so it can determine its position when making a formal application for a permanent lease.
When the bowling club on Woolcott Street went into liquidation, Council approached the NSW Government, advocating that the parcel of land should revert to Council’s care and control on a permanent basis.
Council has been given a temporary six-month lease until November 2019 so that the condition and risks of the site can be fully assessed and for community consultation to be undertaken.
Precinct Committees, local sporting groups, Bushcare volunteers and other key recreational users were consulted in the first stage of engagement during July.
North Sydney Mayor Jilly Gibson said that while people’s preferences for the site’s future varied, initial feedback showed there was consensus support for the site remaining as public land.
“The Council is aware that the community would like to see the site retained as a public asset,” she said.
“We’d like to hear ideas from as many people as possible in the wider community, so that we can put up a good case to the State Government on how we can retain it for the community.”
Please complete the survey below by this Sunday, September 15.