Trial to proceed

At its meeting on Tuesday 17 December 2019, it was resolved that:

1. Council note the community feedback received during the public exhibition period for the proposed use of McCarrs Creek Reserve by Castle Tribe Inc.

2. Council approve Castle Tribe Inc’s use of McCarrs Creek Reserve for 12 months on a trial basis as outlined in the Council report.

3. The outcomes of the trial be reported to Council.

4. Given the current fire conditions and RFS advice, no open fires are permitted at this site until Council has received further advice from the Rural Fire Service (RFS).

View the minutes of the 17 December 2019 Council meeting (Item 13.4, p.24)

View the Council Report presented on 17 December 2019 (Item 13.4, p.178)

Ten events are permitted during the trial, February 2020 to December 2020, one event a month. No event is permitted in January 2020.

Once Council has confirmed the dates for the ten events with Castle Tribe Inc., an update will be posted on this project page and nearby residents and key stakeholders informed.

There is a report going to Council on Tuesday 17 December recommending that:

1. Council note the community feedback received during the public exhibition period for the proposed use of McCarrs Creek Reserve by Castle Tribe Inc.

2. Council approve Castle Tribe Inc’s use of McCarrs Creek Reserve for 12 months on a trial basis as outlined in this report.

3. The outcomes of the trial be reported to Council.

The Council Meeting will be held at 6pm at the Dee Why Civic Centre.

View the Council Report (Item 13.4, p.178)


Thank you for your feedback. Comments closed on Sunday 13 October 2019 and Council is reviewing community feedback. A report is planned for the December 2019 Council meeting.

Council has received a formal application from the not-for-profit organisation Castle Tribe Inc. (formally Castle Drumming) to use the western edge of McCarrs Creek Reserve, Church Point for a community event on the first Saturday of every month.

Event activities would include drumming, spoken word, music, dancing and children's activities (such as painting and crafts). Alcohol would be prohibited and there would be one open fire (with appropriate safety measures in place).

The application includes a safety plan, risk assessment, code of conduct for attendees, certificate of insurance and written feedback from the Rural Fire Service.

At the Council meeting held on 27 August 2019, Council resolved to place the proposed use of McCarrs Creek Reserve by Castle Tribe Inc. for a 12 month trial on public exhibition for a period of at least 28 days. The outcome of the public exhibition will be reported to Council.

For further details, view the the Council Agenda Report.

Map McCarrs Creek Reserve

Timeline

  • Timeline item 1

    Comments open (Sep-Oct 2019)

  • Timeline item 2

    Review comments (Oct-Nov 2019)

  • Timeline item 3

    Report to Council (Dec 2019)

Mark Wilson

Recreation Project Officer

Open Space & Recreation Planning

Email or 1300 434 434