Sportsgrounds Strategy

We are developing a Sportsgrounds Strategy for the Northern Beaches.

We are developing a Sportsgrounds Strategy for the Northern Beaches.

  • Project update

    about 5 hours ago

    Following a range of consultation activities over the past few months, a draft strategy is being finalised for consideration at today's Council meeting. The report seeks approval to proceed to publicly exhibit the draft strategy.

    The meeting is being held on 30 May at Dee Why Council Chambers from 6.30pm.

    When available, the Council Report will be available on the Council Meetings Page Agenda (Item 5.2) and the Draft Strategy will included in an attachment booklet.

    Following the meeting, we will provide advice on the outcome and ways to provide feedback on the draft strategy.


    Following a range of consultation activities over the past few months, a draft strategy is being finalised for consideration at today's Council meeting. The report seeks approval to proceed to publicly exhibit the draft strategy.

    The meeting is being held on 30 May at Dee Why Council Chambers from 6.30pm.

    When available, the Council Report will be available on the Council Meetings Page Agenda (Item 5.2) and the Draft Strategy will included in an attachment booklet.

    Following the meeting, we will provide advice on the outcome and ways to provide feedback on the draft strategy.


  • Comment period now closed

    22 days ago

    The period for comment at this stage of the project has now closed.

    Thank you to those who provided comment via our online survey and via the feedback form. These comments will be considered for inclusion in the Draft Sportsgrounds Strategy being presented to Council at the meeting on 30 May, 2017.


    The period for comment at this stage of the project has now closed.

    Thank you to those who provided comment via our online survey and via the feedback form. These comments will be considered for inclusion in the Draft Sportsgrounds Strategy being presented to Council at the meeting on 30 May, 2017.


  • Engagement update

    22 days ago

    On Sunday 30 April, we invited a number of sporting groups and associations to join us at a workshop where we sought input on practical solutions to help address the shortfall in sportsfields. The forum drew close to 40 participants and provided an opportunity for groups from field and court related sports to work together on how they might address some of the trends and challenges.

    Over the past three weeks we have also held six drop in sessions, attended by nearly 40 people, where our Parks and Recreation staff could provide technical advice on the Sportsgrounds and Golf Courses and Discussion paper which is open for comment until Sunday 7 May.

    We invite community members to submit comments online or register for updates on this project.

    On Sunday 30 April, we invited a number of sporting groups and associations to join us at a workshop where we sought input on practical solutions to help address the shortfall in sportsfields. The forum drew close to 40 participants and provided an opportunity for groups from field and court related sports to work together on how they might address some of the trends and challenges.

    Over the past three weeks we have also held six drop in sessions, attended by nearly 40 people, where our Parks and Recreation staff could provide technical advice on the Sportsgrounds and Golf Courses and Discussion paper which is open for comment until Sunday 7 May.

    We invite community members to submit comments online or register for updates on this project.

  • Have your Say - Sportsgrounds and Golf Courses Discussion Paper

    about 2 months ago

    We have prepared a Sportsgrounds and Golf Courses Discussion Paper.

    View Sportsgrounds and Golf Courses Discussion Paper

    During April 2017 we will be holding six drop in sessions on the discussion paper at various locations across the Northern Beaches. Learn more about the discussion paper or have your say via the online survey or at one of the following drop in sessions:

    Tue 11 April, 6-8pm
    Forest Community Arts Centre, Forestville Shopping Centre, Darley Street, Forestville

    Thur 20 April, 6-8pm
    Avalon Recreation Centre, Room 2, 59 Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon

    Fri 21 April, 9-11am
    Beaches Market, Pittwater Rugby Park, Pittwater Road, Warriewood

    Wed 26 April, 6-8pm
    Seaforth Community and Sporting Pavilion, Wakehurst Parkway, Seaforth

    Thur 27 April, 6-8pm
    Curl Curl Sports Centre, Abbott Road, Curl Curl

    Sat 29 April, 9-11am,
    Coastal Environment Centre, Pelican Path, North Narrabeen

    If you can't make it to a drop in session, you can register and provide feedback online

    Comments close: 7 May 2017

    We have prepared a Sportsgrounds and Golf Courses Discussion Paper.

    View Sportsgrounds and Golf Courses Discussion Paper

    During April 2017 we will be holding six drop in sessions on the discussion paper at various locations across the Northern Beaches. Learn more about the discussion paper or have your say via the online survey or at one of the following drop in sessions:

    Tue 11 April, 6-8pm
    Forest Community Arts Centre, Forestville Shopping Centre, Darley Street, Forestville

    Thur 20 April, 6-8pm
    Avalon Recreation Centre, Room 2, 59 Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon

    Fri 21 April, 9-11am
    Beaches Market, Pittwater Rugby Park, Pittwater Road, Warriewood

    Wed 26 April, 6-8pm
    Seaforth Community and Sporting Pavilion, Wakehurst Parkway, Seaforth

    Thur 27 April, 6-8pm
    Curl Curl Sports Centre, Abbott Road, Curl Curl

    Sat 29 April, 9-11am,
    Coastal Environment Centre, Pelican Path, North Narrabeen

    If you can't make it to a drop in session, you can register and provide feedback online

    Comments close: 7 May 2017
  • Preliminary Research and Consultation

    about 2 months ago

    We engaged experts in the fields of sports planning and golf course feasibility to conduct independent analyses of the sportsgrounds supply and demand as well as a market assessment of golf courses in the Northern Beaches. Included in this stage of the project, there was consultation with numerous key stakeholder and sporting groups.

    The outcome of the first stage of the project was a Sportsgrounds Needs Analysis and Golf Market Assessment.

    View Sportsgrounds Needs Analysis (2016)

    View the Golf Market Assessment Report (2016)

    The Sportsgrounds and Golf Courses Discussion Paper was developed based on the findings of this research and is now available for your input until 7 May 2017.

    A Summary of Community Comment Report will then be prepared which will inform the draft Sportsgrounds Strategy. The community will have an opportunity to comment on this document in June 2017.

    We engaged experts in the fields of sports planning and golf course feasibility to conduct independent analyses of the sportsgrounds supply and demand as well as a market assessment of golf courses in the Northern Beaches. Included in this stage of the project, there was consultation with numerous key stakeholder and sporting groups.

    The outcome of the first stage of the project was a Sportsgrounds Needs Analysis and Golf Market Assessment.

    View Sportsgrounds Needs Analysis (2016)

    View the Golf Market Assessment Report (2016)

    The Sportsgrounds and Golf Courses Discussion Paper was developed based on the findings of this research and is now available for your input until 7 May 2017.

    A Summary of Community Comment Report will then be prepared which will inform the draft Sportsgrounds Strategy. The community will have an opportunity to comment on this document in June 2017.

  • Background

    about 2 months ago

    Major sporting organisations have been calling for many years for more sportsgrounds and the need for new and improved facilities to meet current and growing demand. These groups, which represent more than 50,000 active players, have also advocated for a review of golf course use, to see if some Council golf course land could be more equitably used for other sports.

    The creation of the Northern Beaches Council provides an opportunity to develop a 15 year strategy with a single approach to the management and long term planning of sporting facilities on the Northern Beaches.

    View Council Report - Item 8.5

    Major sporting organisations have been calling for many years for more sportsgrounds and the need for new and improved facilities to meet current and growing demand. These groups, which represent more than 50,000 active players, have also advocated for a review of golf course use, to see if some Council golf course land could be more equitably used for other sports.

    The creation of the Northern Beaches Council provides an opportunity to develop a 15 year strategy with a single approach to the management and long term planning of sporting facilities on the Northern Beaches.

    View Council Report - Item 8.5