Community use approved

Council meeting outcome

At its meeting on Tuesday 26 November Council supported community use of the former Manly Council meeting rooms at Manly Town Hall subject to special Conditions of Hire.

The Council adopted the proposal as per the recommendation:

  1. Note the submissions received during the public exhibition process.
  2. Adopt the proposed fees and charges for the community to hire the meeting rooms at Manly Town Hall, including the additional security/staff charges.
  3. Allow the public to hire the meeting rooms, subject to Terms and Conditions of Hire, which outline the types of suitable uses.
  4. That the usage of the rooms be monitored and reported back to Council after twelve months

It is anticipated the rooms will be available for hire mid-2020, following an asset risk assessment.

View the Council minutes

Information about venue hire is available here.

Council report

Thank you for your feedback on the exhibited fees and charges and proposed use of the former Council meeting rooms at Manly Town Hall.

A report on the outcome of exhibition will be presented to the Council meeting on Tuesday 26 November recommending that Council:

  1. Note the submissions received during the public exhibition process.
  2. Adopt the proposed fees and charges for the community to hire the meeting rooms at Manly Town Hall, including the additional security/staff charges.
  3. Allow the public to hire the meeting rooms, subject to Terms and Conditions of Hire, which outline the types of suitable uses.
  4. That the usage of the rooms be monitored and reported back to Council after twelve months.

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Council meeting details:

6pm
Dee Why Civic Centre, Civic Drive
Dee Why

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Engagement feedback

Thank you to those who provided feedback during the engagement period between 27 September and 27 October 2019.

Community sentiment on the proposal reflected it was a good idea. However, concern was raised over the costs that would be applied due to the need for staff/security to be on site during hire periods, thus adding to the hire cost to the community.

A number of comments related to the long term use of this site and therefore not applicable to this project (short-term use of Manly Town Hall Meeting Rooms). However these comments are noted and will be considered as part of the future of the venue.

During the 31 day community engagement period we received 18 community submissions, feedback fell into three distinct categories:

  • long term use of Manly Town Hall
  • support of proposed fees and charges
  • objection to proposed fees and charges, due to need for security / staff

Fees, Charges and possible uses exhibition

At its meeting on 27 August 2019, Council approved the short-term, interim use of the Manly Town Hall Chamber meeting rooms for hire to the public.

The exhibited document outlines the rooms available and proposed fees and charges associated with renting the space.

The proposed fees are based on existing fees of similar sized spaces in other Council Community Centres.

The rooms will be available (subject to conditions of hire) when not required for Council use.

Share your thoughts on the proposed fees and charges and how you might like to use the space/s.

Provide your feedback by:

  • completing the submission form below - comment form now closed
  • writing to PO Box 82, Manly 1655 (marked 'Manly Town Hall proposed fees and charges').

Comments closed Sunday 27 October 2019