What's proposed for your centre?

Community Centres proposal and action plan

Operational document to be reviewed every year.

Creating connections and building a stronger community

The draft Northern Beaches Community Centres Strategy, designed to guide planning and management of our community centres over the next 20 years.

The draft Strategy identifies additional shared-use facilities and the integration of existing and future community centres into ‘community hubs’ as two key recommendations.

Areas addressed include:

  • current and future demand on existing facilities
  • future needs of a growing, more diverse population
  • need for additional floor space in key locations
  • refurbishment of existing facilities
  • options to establish district multipurpose community centres in Brookvale, Mona Vale, Frenchs Forest, Forestville, Warriewood, Mona Vale, Balgowlah and Manly

Learn more about the proposed actions and implementation of the Strategy:

Download the Action Plan or view the document below.

Read the documents and have your say

Share your feedback today:

  • complete the submission form below
  • in writing, marked 'Draft Community Centres Strategy' to Northern Beaches Council PO Box 82 Manly NSW 1655

Submissions close Sunday 1 December 2019.

Note: The draft Community Centres Policy was also endorsed for exhibition at the meeting. View draft Community Centres Policy project page.


Submission form

Which of the exhibited documents did you read?
Do you agree with the Guiding Principles set out in the draft Strategy?

(7.1, pg. 28)

Please indicate your level of agreement with the proposed Strategic Directions.

Refer to map for Strategies 4 and 5.

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Strategy 1 Improve utilisation rates of existing centres
Strategy 2 Maximise fair and equitable access to existing centres
Strategy 3 Implement 'community hubs', with the co-location and integration of existing and future community centres in areas that are accessed by the community
Strategy 4 Investigate the potential for a Regional Community Centre within the Local Government Area
Strategy 5 Increase the number of District/Sub-regional community centres through a detailed asset management plan
Strategy 6 Develop a community centre marketing strategy
Strategy 7 Create inviting, accessible and welcoming community centres
Strategy 8 Investigate management models for non-Council managed and /or owned facilities to maximise floor space available to the community
Indicate your level of agreement with the proposed locations for district and regional community centres
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Dee Why (regional)
Balgowlah (district)
Brookvale (district)
Forestville (district)
Frenchs Forest (district)
Manly (district)
Mona Vale (district)
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Updates

At its meeting of Tuesday 22 October Council endorsed the Draft Community Centre Strategy, Action Plan and Draft Policy for public exhibition.

View the:

Submissions close Sunday 1 December 2019.


The report to Council for endorsement of the Draft Community Centre Strategy has been deferred until later this year.

The draft Community Centre Strategy will now be presented to Council for endorsement and public exhibition at the meeting being held on 27 August 2019.

Thank you for your patience as we finalise this important strategy.

We anticipate the Draft Community Centre Strategy will be presented to Council for public exhibition endorsement in July 2019.

The draft Community Centre Strategy is currently being finalised and is anticipated to be presented to Council mid-2019 for endorsement to proceed to public exhibition.

Thank you again for your input and interest in the Community Centre Strategy. The team is currently working with the consultant on the information collected and drafting recommendations for inclusion in a draft strategy.

In total 649 people were consulted during the first two stages of the project including:

  • 110 via a user survey
  • 407 via a telephone survey
  • 85 via an online public survey
  • 30 through focus groups and interviews
  • 17 Council officers

Additionally five pop-up information stalls were hosted in Mona Vale, Dee Why, Balgowlah, Forestville and Narrabeen.

This provided the team an opportunity to discuss the project and collect community thoughts and ideas for the Community Centre Strategy.

Thank you for your feedback.

Submissions on the Community Centre Strategy have now closed. We will keep you in the loop using this project webpage.

Timeline

  • Timeline item 1

    Stage 1 - Background research

  • Timeline item 2

    Stage 2 - Initial community engagement - Sep-Oct 2018

  • Timeline item 3

    Stage 3 - Analysis and Draft Strategy - Oct 2018 - Apr 2019

  • Timeline item 4

    Stage 4 - Draft Strategy on exhibition - Oct 2019

  • Timeline item 5

    Stage 5 - Report to Council for adoption - late-2019