Where is District Park and what is included?
District Park comprises approximately 62 hectares of public open space in Manly Vale and North Manly.
District Park incorporates:
- Four sportsgrounds (David Thomas Reserve, Miller Reserve, Passmore Reserve and Nolan Reserve) with support facilities such as amenities buidings, flood lighting and car parks.
- Warringah Golf Course (18 holes),
- Warringah Recreation Centre (Tennis, Squash and Futsal courts),
- Manly Small Bore Rifle Club
- Christian Brothers Junior Rugby League Football Club
- North Manly Bowling and Recreation Club
- Manly Vale Calabria Bowling Sports and Social Club
- Childcare centre
- Playground and picnic/barbecue facilities
- Skate park
- Manly Creek and Brookvale Creek
What is a Plan of Management (POM)
A Plan of Management (POM) sets out how public open space is to be used, managed, maintained and improved. It describes the uses that are allowed on the land. A Plan of Management is required for Council owned land which is classified as ‘community land’ under the Local Government Act 1993. District Park also includes a small percentage of Crown Land. The new POM will also need to comply with the Crown Lands Act 1989.
What is going to change? And when?
We are in the early stages of reviewing the Plan of Management and are collecting feedback on identified issues and opportunities. We'd also like to hear from the community about their ideas, issues and oppportunities and this will then be used to develop a Directions Paper which will outline any proposed changes.
At this stage we do not know what, if anything, is going to change. There are three opportunities during this process for the community to have their say before Council approves the final Plan of Management.
It is envisaged that the final Plan of Management will include an Action Plan detailing priorities and suggested timing.
Is there anything in the current work plan?
The current capital works budget currently includes an allocation of $1.3m in 2016/17 to provide a new Amenities building in Nolan Reserve.
What are the timeframes and what is the process?
Council resolved to review the existing Plan of Management and prepare a revised version by December 2015. The process for this review has been divided into 4 stages;
Stage 1: Initial Research: initial research and consultation conducted in 2013 to inform the Discussion paper. Council resolved to commence community consultation on 26 November 2013.
Stage 2: Discussion Paper: Consultation with key stakeholders will commence in Dec 2013 and continue through until March 2014. This information will be used to create a Directions paper.
Stage 3: Directions Paper: A Directions paper will be prepared summarising all the issues and opportunities and seek input on community priorities that will assist in finalising the future direction for the park.
Stage 4: Draft Plan of Management: A draft Plan of Management will be prepared for community input in late 2014.
How can I be involved?
- Attend one of the community drop in sessions to be held in February and March 2014 (Date to be advised)
- Join the Project Register to receive ongoing project updates
- Keep an eye on the project page
- Post comments on the interactive map
- Provide your comments by complete the feedback form.