Sportsgrounds Strategy

This consultation has concluded.

We are developing a Sportsgrounds Strategy for the Northern Beaches.

We are developing a Sportsgrounds Strategy for the Northern Beaches.

This consultation has concluded.
  • Sportsgrounds Strategy Adopted

    4 months ago

    At its meeting on Tuesday 25 July 2017, Council adopted the Northern Beaches Sportsgrounds Strategy and Strategic Implementation Plan 2017 to 2031.

    The Council resolved the following:

    A. Adopt the Northern Beaches Sportsgrounds Strategy and Strategic Implementation Plan 2017 to 2031 as outlined in this report.

    B. Acknowledge the contributions of sporting groups, golf clubs and the Northern Beaches community for their involvement in developing this strategy.

    Council also resolved to the following in relation to Administrator Minute 11/2017 - District Park Leases and Sports and Community Building Expression of Interest and Tender, Item 5.2:

    That Council proceed to a two stage tender process for ‘District Park Leases and Sports and Community Building’ as detailed in this Administrator Minute.

    The key actions recommended in the Northern Beaches Sportsgrounds Strategy in priority order are:

    A. Allocate sportsfields based on a needs and participation growth basis.

    B. Improve the capacity and resilience of existing sportsfields.

    C. Build new and upgrade existing sportsfields in new housing development areas.

    D. Partner with schools to provide additional sportsfields for the community.

    E. Install synthetic surfaces on some existing sportsfields to enable greater use.

    F. Convert suitable open space to sportsgrounds including some golf course land as needed.

    At its meeting on Tuesday 25 July 2017, Council adopted the Northern Beaches Sportsgrounds Strategy and Strategic Implementation Plan 2017 to 2031.

    The Council resolved the following:

    A. Adopt the Northern Beaches Sportsgrounds Strategy and Strategic Implementation Plan 2017 to 2031 as outlined in this report.

    B. Acknowledge the contributions of sporting groups, golf clubs and the Northern Beaches community for their involvement in developing this strategy.

    Council also resolved to the following in relation to Administrator Minute 11/2017 - District Park Leases and Sports and Community Building Expression of Interest and Tender, Item 5.2:

    That Council proceed to a two stage tender process for ‘District Park Leases and Sports and Community Building’ as detailed in this Administrator Minute.

    The key actions recommended in the Northern Beaches Sportsgrounds Strategy in priority order are:

    A. Allocate sportsfields based on a needs and participation growth basis.

    B. Improve the capacity and resilience of existing sportsfields.

    C. Build new and upgrade existing sportsfields in new housing development areas.

    D. Partner with schools to provide additional sportsfields for the community.

    E. Install synthetic surfaces on some existing sportsfields to enable greater use.

    F. Convert suitable open space to sportsgrounds including some golf course land as needed.

  • Exhibition Closed

    5 months ago

    The public exhibition of the Northern Beaches Draft Sportsgrounds Strategy has now closed.

    Thank you to those who provided comment via the online submission form or in another written format.

    742 submissions were received.

    These submissions will be considered in the preparation of the Draft Final Sportsgrounds Strategy planned to be presented to Council in July 2017.

    The public exhibition of the Northern Beaches Draft Sportsgrounds Strategy has now closed.

    Thank you to those who provided comment via the online submission form or in another written format.

    742 submissions were received.

    These submissions will be considered in the preparation of the Draft Final Sportsgrounds Strategy planned to be presented to Council in July 2017.

  • Public Exhibition - Draft Sportsgrounds Strategy

    6 months ago

    Our Draft Sportsgrounds Strategy is now on public exhibition following endorsement at the 30 May Council meeting.

    We are seeking feedback on:

    • The Draft Sportsgrounds Strategy particularly the proposed Strategic Implementation Plan. This plan provides an overview of the 15 year strategy to address the current and future needs for sportsfields.
    • The Draft Sportsgrounds Strategic Directions Analysis Report (prepared for Council by Otium Planning Group) - particularly the recommendations in Section 7 (pages 14 to 26) of this report.

    Throughout April and May this year, we conducted significant community engagement to seek feedback from a broad range of the community on the Sportsgrounds and Golf Courses Discussion Paper.

    Engagement activities included: six community drop in sessions, a sports forum, random telephone survey of 400 participants, an online survey with over 4000 completions and 600 online comments via our Your Say page.

    More than 5,000 public comments have been captured and analysed during this phase of Community Engagement. The majority of comments support the need for more sports fields on the Northern Beaches to meet an increasing demand for fields.

    This feedback detailed in the Community Engagement Report prepared by Parkland Planners together with Draft Sportsgrounds Strategic Analysis Report has informed the preparation of the Draft Sportsgrounds Strategy.

    View the documents

    How to get involved

    We will be holding two short presentation briefing on the Draft Sportsgrounds Strategy at Dee Why Civic Centre, Flannel Flower Room, the presentation will be followed by a Q&A session, we invite you to register your Interest to attend one of these sessions.

    • Monday 19 June, 6pm to 7.30pm
    • Tuesday 20 June, 6pm to 7.30pm

    Have Your Say

    • Online submission
    • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, 725 Pittwater Road Dee Why 2099.

    Enquiries

    Please contact Christine Deaner Senior Recreation Planner on 9942 2543

    Next step

    Following this phase of community engagement a Final Sportsgrounds Strategy Report is planned to be presented to Council in July 2017.

    Submissions closed Sunday 2 July 2017

    Our Draft Sportsgrounds Strategy is now on public exhibition following endorsement at the 30 May Council meeting.

    We are seeking feedback on:

    • The Draft Sportsgrounds Strategy particularly the proposed Strategic Implementation Plan. This plan provides an overview of the 15 year strategy to address the current and future needs for sportsfields.
    • The Draft Sportsgrounds Strategic Directions Analysis Report (prepared for Council by Otium Planning Group) - particularly the recommendations in Section 7 (pages 14 to 26) of this report.

    Throughout April and May this year, we conducted significant community engagement to seek feedback from a broad range of the community on the Sportsgrounds and Golf Courses Discussion Paper.

    Engagement activities included: six community drop in sessions, a sports forum, random telephone survey of 400 participants, an online survey with over 4000 completions and 600 online comments via our Your Say page.

    More than 5,000 public comments have been captured and analysed during this phase of Community Engagement. The majority of comments support the need for more sports fields on the Northern Beaches to meet an increasing demand for fields.

    This feedback detailed in the Community Engagement Report prepared by Parkland Planners together with Draft Sportsgrounds Strategic Analysis Report has informed the preparation of the Draft Sportsgrounds Strategy.

    View the documents

    How to get involved

    We will be holding two short presentation briefing on the Draft Sportsgrounds Strategy at Dee Why Civic Centre, Flannel Flower Room, the presentation will be followed by a Q&A session, we invite you to register your Interest to attend one of these sessions.

    • Monday 19 June, 6pm to 7.30pm
    • Tuesday 20 June, 6pm to 7.30pm

    Have Your Say

    • Online submission
    • In writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council, 725 Pittwater Road Dee Why 2099.

    Enquiries

    Please contact Christine Deaner Senior Recreation Planner on 9942 2543

    Next step

    Following this phase of community engagement a Final Sportsgrounds Strategy Report is planned to be presented to Council in July 2017.

    Submissions closed Sunday 2 July 2017

  • Project update

    6 months 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

    7 months 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

    7 months 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

    8 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

    8 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

    8 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