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.
To best understand community needs for this facility we engaged with local residents, facility users and key stakeholders.
Feedback gained through stakeholder engagement was used to develop a concept plan that incorporated best-practice sustainability principles to create a modern, resilient building with multi-use spaces. The concept addressed the need for additional space and parking to accommodate the growing Warriewood Valley Community.
Concept plans for the facility were exhibited for comment in August/September 2020. A report noting community feedback and recommending the project proceeded to Development Application State was endorsed by Council in October 2020.
The Development Application was lodged on 29 March 2021, DA 2021/0199.
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:
- Yes: 55%
- Yes, with changes: 34%
- No: 7%
- Neutral: 4%
The submissions have been reviewed, considered and areas of interest identified. Key themes include:
- Floor layout
- Technical aspects
- External appearance
- Resilience and sustainability
Naming of the centre
Pedestrian, footpath and cycle way network
Use (types / user groups)
Road and traffic 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.
Timeline item 1 - complete
2018/2019: Preliminary stakeholder meetings
Discussions held with key users.
Timeline item 2 - complete
Mar 2019: Stage 1 consultation
Conduct survey to determine needs for a future centre.
Timeline item 3 - complete
Apr 2019: Information briefing
Briefing on the survey outcomes and project update.
Timeline item 4 - complete
May-Dec 2019: Architectural Tender Stage
Expression of Interest and evaluation.
Timeline item 5 - complete
Aug-Sep 2020: Stage 2 consultation
Exhibition of draft concept plan.
Timeline item 6 - complete
Late 2020: Council meeting to seek adoption
Timeline item 7 - complete
Early 2021: Prepare and lodge Development Application