Glen Street Open Space Masterplan

Continuing the revitalisation of the Glen Street area we are initiating an Open Space Masterplan to improve connectivity and facilities at Frenchs Forest Showground and Lionel Watts Reserve.

Continuing the revitalisation of the Glen Street area we are initiating an Open Space Masterplan to improve connectivity and facilities at Frenchs Forest Showground and Lionel Watts Reserve.

  • Western clubhouse and amenities building - concept on exhibition

    23 days ago

    We're seeking comment on the proposed design for the upgrade to the Lionel Watts western clubhouse and amenities.


    The concept design incorporates:
    • an additional set of change room facilities
    • additional storage for the existing club users to accommodate future expansion
    • minor refurbishment / upgrades of the existing amenities and change rooms
    • an upper level viewing platform for visitors to view the game
    • additional pathways around the building.
    The concept does not include a meeting room (as was originally outlined in the Masterplan) however this could be incorporated in the future.

    Have your say

    • Online
    • In writing to the CEO Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655, marked 'Lionel Watts western amenities'

    Comments close Sunday 31 March 2019

    We're seeking comment on the proposed design for the upgrade to the Lionel Watts western clubhouse and amenities.


    The concept design incorporates:
    • an additional set of change room facilities
    • additional storage for the existing club users to accommodate future expansion
    • minor refurbishment / upgrades of the existing amenities and change rooms
    • an upper level viewing platform for visitors to view the game
    • additional pathways around the building.
    The concept does not include a meeting room (as was originally outlined in the Masterplan) however this could be incorporated in the future.

    Have your say

    • Online
    • In writing to the CEO Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655, marked 'Lionel Watts western amenities'

    Comments close Sunday 31 March 2019

  • Project update - Lionel Watts western Clubhouse and Amenities

    23 days ago

    In keeping with the Glen Street Open Space Masterplan, we recently tendered the design and construction of the upgrade to the Lionel Watts western Clubhouse and Amenities.

    Through this process tenders were asked to supply a concept drawing that met the needs of the various clubs and internal user groups.

    The successful tenderer has now been appointed and a copy of the draft concept plan has been uploaded in the document library.

    The proposed design for the western amenities building will:
    • facilitate inclusion in sport
    • cater to the growing number of female sporting participants
    • allow male and female competitions to be run concurrently
    • provide space and facilities needed to support the new synthetic field, used for additional night and wet weather competitions.

    The concept design incorporates:
    • an additional set of change room facilities
    • additional storage for the existing club users to accommodate future expansion.
    • minor refurbishment / upgrades of the existing amenities and change rooms.
    • an upper level viewing platform for visitors to view the games
    • additional pathways around the building
    The concept differs does not include a meeting room (as was originally outlined in the Masterplan) however this could be incorporated in the future.

    Funding
    This project has been made possible from funding under Council's Active Play Program, a fund created for projects that increase inclusiveness through active play.

    Construction
    In the interests of minimising disruption during the construction period, access to the community centre in the building will remain accessible.

    Works are not intended to be undertaken on weekends.

    In keeping with the Glen Street Open Space Masterplan, we recently tendered the design and construction of the upgrade to the Lionel Watts western Clubhouse and Amenities.

    Through this process tenders were asked to supply a concept drawing that met the needs of the various clubs and internal user groups.

    The successful tenderer has now been appointed and a copy of the draft concept plan has been uploaded in the document library.

    The proposed design for the western amenities building will:
    • facilitate inclusion in sport
    • cater to the growing number of female sporting participants
    • allow male and female competitions to be run concurrently
    • provide space and facilities needed to support the new synthetic field, used for additional night and wet weather competitions.

    The concept design incorporates:
    • an additional set of change room facilities
    • additional storage for the existing club users to accommodate future expansion.
    • minor refurbishment / upgrades of the existing amenities and change rooms.
    • an upper level viewing platform for visitors to view the games
    • additional pathways around the building
    The concept differs does not include a meeting room (as was originally outlined in the Masterplan) however this could be incorporated in the future.

    Funding
    This project has been made possible from funding under Council's Active Play Program, a fund created for projects that increase inclusiveness through active play.

    Construction
    In the interests of minimising disruption during the construction period, access to the community centre in the building will remain accessible.

    Works are not intended to be undertaken on weekends.

  • Project update

    29 days ago

    Council is progressing well with the implementation of the Glen Street Open Space Masterplan
    Works are underway and running on schedule for the construction of the Northern Beaches most exciting new playground.

    The $2.5 million playground will offer children of all abilities an inclusive and fun playspace. Key features including a double flying fox, nature play and climbing frames. The playground is on track for delivery in September.

    Council will also shortly reopen the popular off-leash dog area at Frenchs Forest showground. The showground has been fully reconstructed and had irrigation installed, providing a fantastic new upgrade for local dogs and their owners.

    Work is well underway on the construction of the $4 million synthetic sportsfield on Lionel Watts 3 and 4.

    While delays in manufacturing the synthetic grass have put back the opening of this new facility until June, this sportsfield is being highly anticipated as one of the best on the Northern Beaches, providing up to 38 hours of additional use per week without compromising the international quality playing surface or risking regular closure due to wet weather.

    Council is working closely with all local sporting clubs impacted by the delay to ensure they are accommodated at alternate sports grounds.

    Council has also commenced community engagement for the construction of the new skate park, with the Design Reference Group consisting of neighbours, young users and professional skaters recently meeting to discuss what they want to see in the design. The skate park is on track for completion in September.

    Council is progressing well with the implementation of the Glen Street Open Space Masterplan
    Works are underway and running on schedule for the construction of the Northern Beaches most exciting new playground.

    The $2.5 million playground will offer children of all abilities an inclusive and fun playspace. Key features including a double flying fox, nature play and climbing frames. The playground is on track for delivery in September.

    Council will also shortly reopen the popular off-leash dog area at Frenchs Forest showground. The showground has been fully reconstructed and had irrigation installed, providing a fantastic new upgrade for local dogs and their owners.

    Work is well underway on the construction of the $4 million synthetic sportsfield on Lionel Watts 3 and 4.

    While delays in manufacturing the synthetic grass have put back the opening of this new facility until June, this sportsfield is being highly anticipated as one of the best on the Northern Beaches, providing up to 38 hours of additional use per week without compromising the international quality playing surface or risking regular closure due to wet weather.

    Council is working closely with all local sporting clubs impacted by the delay to ensure they are accommodated at alternate sports grounds.

    Council has also commenced community engagement for the construction of the new skate park, with the Design Reference Group consisting of neighbours, young users and professional skaters recently meeting to discuss what they want to see in the design. The skate park is on track for completion in September.
  • Skate park update

    about 1 month ago

    Community engagement on the skate park has begun.

    View the skate park project page

    We are hosting a 'skate'n'say' afternoon at the netball courts on the Oval on Saturday 2 March between 3 and 6pm.

    Bring your skateboarding gear and come along to join the fun.

    See the event flyer.

    Everyone is welcome.

    Community engagement on the skate park has begun.

    View the skate park project page

    We are hosting a 'skate'n'say' afternoon at the netball courts on the Oval on Saturday 2 March between 3 and 6pm.

    Bring your skateboarding gear and come along to join the fun.

    See the event flyer.

    Everyone is welcome.

  • Works update

    about 2 months ago

    Showground area

    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.

    Showground area

    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.

  • Project implementation update

    7 months ago

    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.

    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.
  • Masterplan adopted

    10 months ago

    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.

    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.

  • Report to adopt

    10 months ago

    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:
    • Venue: Dee Why Council Chambers
    • Date: Tuesday 22 May 2018
    • Time: from 6.30pm
    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.

    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:
    • Venue: Dee Why Council Chambers
    • Date: Tuesday 22 May 2018
    • Time: from 6.30pm
    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.

  • Thank you for your feedback

    about 1 year ago

    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.

    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.

  • How to be involved

    about 1 year ago

    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
    • Saturday 3 February, 10am - 12pm
    • Tuesday 6 February, 5 - 7pm
    For enquiries, call 1300 434 434

    Submissions close Sunday 25 February 2018

    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
    • Saturday 3 February, 10am - 12pm
    • Tuesday 6 February, 5 - 7pm
    For enquiries, call 1300 434 434

    Submissions close Sunday 25 February 2018