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We are progressing well with the implementation of the Glen Street Open Space Masterplan.
Please click on the above tiles for further information on masterplan implementation.
We are about to commence upgrading the existing Showground and Car Park at Frenchs Forest.
Works are scheduled to commence mid-January and will take approximately 5 months to complete. Works include:
Staging of works
To help minimise impact to Frenchs Forest Showground during construction, the works will be delivered in two stages.
Stage 1: Northern end of the showground
January – March 2020
Stage 2: Southern end of showground
March – June 2020
Frequently Asked Questions
How will I be notified about stage 2?
Signage will be onsite providing direction to parking and access points to the showground.
Further notification will be provided prior to the commencement of stage 2 works.
Will I still be able to access the showground with my dog?
Yes, the construction works have been designed to ensure access is maintained at all times.
Where can I park my car during the upgrade works?
During stage 1, parking at the southern end of the showground will be maintained and entry will be via Blackbutts Road only.
In stage 2, the remaining casual parking will be reserved for construction. However, as we approach the winter sports season Council and the contractor will return some of the casual parking during peak periods. Alternatively, parking can be found adjacent the new playground, on Blackbutts Road and opposite the rugby grounds.
Who can I contact if I have any questions regarding the works?
Should you require any further information or assistance regarding this project, please contact me on 9942 2961 or Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org
Returfing works will commence on 29 January 2019 for the entire showground arena. We are expecting the showground will be open for use by the end of February.
Synthetic sports field
Works are progressing on site. The earthworks have been completed and fencing and pathways are being built. The fields are expected to be completed early April, ready for the 2019 winter sports season.
As part of the Glen Street Open Space Masterplan and Dog Off-leash Area Enhancement Program, we will shortly be returfing the showgrounds dog off-leash area.
As we are upgrading Lionel Watts sportsground, the topsoil on fields 3 and 4 will be recycled and spread over the dog off-leash area. New irrigation will be installed and turf laid. Dogs and their owners will have a fabulous green lawn to enjoy.
The works will commence in September 2018 and are expected to be completed by December 2018. While the works are underway, we hope you and your dog will enjoy exploring the Northern Beaches other dog off-leash areas.
For further information please contact Jenny Cronan, Senior Recreation Planner on 1300 434 434.
Council adopted the masterplan on 22 May 2018 with a recommendation that the local community including youth are engaged during designing of the skate park.
A report to Council on 22 May 2018 will recommend adoption of the masterplan, as revised following public exhibition. The Council report includes information about community engagement on this project as well as a copy of the final masterplan.
If you would like to attend the Council meeting, here are the details:
If you would like to address the Council on this, or any other matter, please apply online.
Should you have any questions about the masterplan, please contact Council's Parks and Recreation team on 1300 434 434.
Thanks for your feedback
Thank you for your feedback on the Glen Street Open Space Masterplan. Council will now commence reviewing all submissions received and will update this page once the submissions have been considered.
Make a submission
In writing to Northern Beaches Council, 725 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why 2099 (please mark attention to ‘Glen Street Open Space Masterplan Public Exhibition’).
You can view the document at Glen Street Library (front counter) or at one of our Customer Service Centres
Join us at one of the drop in sessions at Glen Street Library Meeting Room
For enquiries, call 1300 434 434
Submissions close Sunday 25 February 2018
Draft Masterplan - public exhibition
The draft Glen Street Open Space Masterplan is now on exhibition.
The Masterplan encompasses the significant open space areas of Frenchs Forest Showground and Lionel Watts Reserve, and will include two synthetic playing fields and a new regional, inclusive playground.
Other key features of the draft Masterplan are:
Draft masterplan - exhibition in the new year
Thank you to everyone who provided input and has helped Council to develop a draft masterplan for the Glen Street Open Space area.
At the Council meeting on Tuesday 19 December 2017, Council resolved to place the draft masterplan on public exhibition from 19 January 2018.
View the Council agenda(External link) (Item 9.3, page 55)
View the Council minutes(External link) (Item 9.3, page 7)
We are working on finalising the drawings and supporting information for the public exhibition period. This page will be updated with the final information when the public exhibition period starts.
Should you have any comments or questions in the meantime, please contact us on 1300 434 434.
Thank you to everyone who got involved in our initial ideas stage of this masterplan process.
We received over 300 responses to the online survey, we met about 55 people at our two community drop in sessions and held workshops with young people from the House with No Steps and Mimosa Public School to generate ideas for the playground.
Our task now is to take all these ideas and bring you a plan later this year that we think you'll love.
Have your say
We are keen to hear your priorities for informal play in and around the Glen Street Open Space area.
Comments you provide will be used to develop the Glen Street Open Space Masterplan.
How to get involved
If you have any questions please contact the Parks & Recreation Team on 9942 2111
Online survey closed Sunday 13 August 2017
Connecting all through play
As part of the 'Connecting All Through Play' project the Northern Beaches Council is adding to its three existing all-abilities playgrounds located at Collaroy, Manly and Newport, with the creation of two further inclusive play spaces at Manly Dam and Lionel Watts.
The play spaces will be designed to not only be exciting and vibrant but to connect the community, in particular, children to natural areas. The greater accessibility of these major play spaces will enable people of all-abilities to participate in play and reap the benefits of increased physical activity, social interaction and mental stimulation.
Lionel Watts Reserve is one of the busiest sportsgrounds on the Northern Beaches, and demand for use is increasing. The recent Sportsgrounds Strategy identified a number of Strategies for maximising sportsground availability.
These strategies included:
Following consultation with sporting groups we propose the western half of the reserve will become synthetic fields.
This will provide
Stormwater harvesting and detention will be included in the design of the synthetic field.
A perimeter fence will be required (similar to the Forestville Melwood Oval fence) to help manage access and prevent damage to the field.View the sportsfield landscape plan.
As part of the 2017/2018 Operational Plan
(External link)a number of improvement works are scheduled within the Lionel Watts Reserve, Lionel Watts Playground and Frenchs Forest Show Ground.
These works include
To ensure that all the works come together to provide the best outcomes we are undergoing a planning process.
Council has contracted Phillips Marler Architects(External link) to lead on the Glen Street Open Space Masterplan.
The Lionel Watts Playground was chosen as the site for one of the new inclusive play spaces for a number of reasons:
- the site has a long history of use by community members with physical and mental disabilities through its proximity to the House with No Steps. In fact, the reserve is named after the founder of the organization - Lionel Watts. The playground is located to the West of the Local Government Area (LGA) - whereas the other inclusive playgrounds are close to the coast to the east of the LGA.
- The playground’s visibility to the community, beautiful natural features and existing amenities. It also has the scope and capacity to be extended and was scheduled for an upgrade in the near future.
We are looking at the integration of play opportunities across the Glen Street Open Space area. The footprint of the new playground itself may be increased from its current size to allow additional play activities but the exact size has not yet been defined.
Inclusively designed playgrounds and the community facilities that support them, provide people of all ages, cultures and abilities a place to come together to socialise and enjoy themselves. In this way we are investing in social outcomes: communities share happy experiences and memories, and everyone has opportunities to have fun and be challenged.
The new playground is scheduled to be completed by summer 2018.
Frenchs Forest arena will remain an off-leash dog area and access for horses will be maintained.
Key issues identified through the Stage 1 engagement included:
Council engaged GTA Consultants to prepare a Transport Impact Assessment report, recommending a number of proposals to increase on-site parking, improve pedestrian safety, active transport facilities and accessibility.
As a result, the draft Masterplan incorporates the following:
- Additional 30 car spaces for sports users to the western end of Lionel Watts car park
- One-way traffic direction in Lionel Watts car park, by entering car park at western entrance and exiting at eastern entry
- New Showground car park entry and exit off Pringle Avenue and closure of entry from Blackbutts Road
- Formal Showground car park with an additional 38 spaces, new paved turning area and drop-off shared zone with adequate room for turning of horse floats and adjacent disabled parking bays
- Provide long vehicle parking for equestrian events on grassed areas along-side oval perimeter
- Substantial upgrades to the existing pedestrian and cyclist infrastructure within the site.
Following the public exhibition period, the draft Masterplan will be finalised incorporating feedback from key stakeholders and the community.
The timeframe for implementing the synthetic playing fields and associated infrastructure and the new regional, inclusive playground is from September 2018 to March 2019.
Tuesday 22 May 2018
Yes. People can apply to address Council online.
Funding has been made available through the Active Play Program, granted in 2018. The purpose of the Active Play Program is to provide funding towards projects that upgrade / expand facilities to improve inclusiveness through play.
This project was selected due to the club user desires to increase participation in sport, particularly female participation in sport.
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