Report to Council

Tue 27 Oct 2020


Oct 2020: Council agenda item

A report to Council is being presented on Tuesday 27 October on the Warriewood Community Centre - Outcome of Community Engagement, recommending Council endorse the project to proceed to Development Application stage.


Council meeting details

Tuesday 27 October, 6pm

Streamed live on our website, Dee Why Chambers

View the agenda online. Requests to address Council at the public address: complete the form online or call 8495 5255 by Tuesday 27 October 2020, 12pm.

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Oct 2020: Engagement outcomes

The concept plan was exhibited between 28 August and 27 September 2020.

We received 166 submissions on the proposed new community centre on the corner of Jacksons Road and Pittwater Road Warriewood.

Community sentiment when asked if they supported the proposed concept designs for the new Warriewood Valley Community Centre, reflected:

The submissions have been reviewed, considered and areas of interest identified. Key themes include:


  • Floor layout
  • Technical aspects
  • External appearance
  • Resilience and sustainability
Car parkingUse (types/ user groups)
Naming of the centreRoad and traffic network
Pedestrian, footpath and cycle way network

Aug 2020: What's proposed?

The concept design for the new Warriewood Valley Community Centre incorporates best-practice sustainability principles to create a modern, resilient building with multi-use spaces.

The new community centre will provide additional space and parking to accommodate the growing Warriewood Valley Community.

Features include:

  • five multi-purpose halls suited to a wide range of recreational activities
  • two multi-purpose meeting rooms
  • a community lounge room, providing a safe and accessible space
  • large covered outdoor spaces which overlook landscaped gardens
  • modern and accessible amenities, including showers
  • multiple and adaptable kitchen facilities.
  • Background

    As part of our ongoing commitment to providing quality facilities for the community, we propose to build a new multi-use community centre on the existing site of the Nelson Heather Centre in Warriewood.

    The project has been incorporated into the Warriewood Valley Development Contribution Plan Amendment 16, Revision 3 to cater for the increase in demand for new public facilities within the Warriewood Valley Release Area as existing facilities are already at capacity.

    Over the past 18 months, we have engaged with local residents, facility users and key stakeholders to best understand the needs for the new facility.

    At the Council meeting on Tuesday 25 August, concept plans for the new Warriewood Valley Community Centre were endorsed for public exhibition.


    • Timeline item 1

      2018/2019: Preliminary stakeholder meetings

      Discussions held with key users.

    • Timeline item 2

      Mar 2019: Stage 1 consultation

      Conduct survey to determine needs for a future centre.

    • Timeline item 3

      Apr 2019: Information briefing

      Briefing on the survey outcomes and project update.

    • Timeline item 4

      May-Dec 2019: Architectural Tender Stage

      Expression of Interest and evaluation.

    • Timeline item 5

      Aug-Sep 2020: Stage 2 consultation

      Exhibition of draft concept plan.

    • Timeline item 6

      Late 2020: Council meeting to seek adoption

    Contact Us

    Name Michael England, Manager Major Building Projects
    Phone 1300 434 434
    In writing

    'Warriewood Valley Community Centre', Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655.

    Check out the project history

    Stage 1 engagement