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Mona Vale Performance Space

We are developing a feasibility study and detailed business case for a new performance space at Mona Vale.

We are developing a feasibility study and detailed business case for a new performance space at Mona Vale.

  • Community Consultation has commenced

    14 days ago

    An Advisory Committee has been appointed for the Mona Vale Performance Space project with the first meeting being held on 7 March 2018. The Committee consists of; the Mayor, Councillors Ferguson and Philpott, representatives from the Department of Education, Mona Vale Chamber of Commerce, Council staff and community members with experience and interest in sustainability, project management and the music/performing arts industry.

    Community consultation has begun with an information stall at Mona Vale’s Autumn Festival on Saturday 3 March 2018.

    Further stalls are planned at:
    • Edgeways Art Exhibition (North Curl Curl Creative Space) Wednesday, 28 March 6-8pm
    • Beaches Market, Warriewood, Friday 6 April, 8am-1pm

    A number of Special Interest Group (SIG) workshops will be held over April to gain an insight into views from a technical, musical, visual and performing arts, youth and general public perspective.

    Please register your interest if you would like to participate in any of these Special Interest Group workshops.

    An Advisory Committee has been appointed for the Mona Vale Performance Space project with the first meeting being held on 7 March 2018. The Committee consists of; the Mayor, Councillors Ferguson and Philpott, representatives from the Department of Education, Mona Vale Chamber of Commerce, Council staff and community members with experience and interest in sustainability, project management and the music/performing arts industry.

    Community consultation has begun with an information stall at Mona Vale’s Autumn Festival on Saturday 3 March 2018.

    Further stalls are planned at:
    • Edgeways Art Exhibition (North Curl Curl Creative Space) Wednesday, 28 March 6-8pm
    • Beaches Market, Warriewood, Friday 6 April, 8am-1pm

    A number of Special Interest Group (SIG) workshops will be held over April to gain an insight into views from a technical, musical, visual and performing arts, youth and general public perspective.

    Please register your interest if you would like to participate in any of these Special Interest Group workshops.
  • Register your interest

    about 2 months ago

    An Advisory Committee for the project has now been established. The 14 members include the Mayor, two Councillors, representatives from the Mona Vale Chamber of Commerce and the Department of Education, four community members with strong artistic and project management backgrounds from across the Northern Beaches and four Council staff.

    These Advisory Committee members will help us to define a vision for the project and will have input in the study to assess the viability of developing and operating a Performance Space in the Northern Beaches.

    If you would like to participate in an upcoming community workshop or to receive project updates

    An Advisory Committee for the project has now been established. The 14 members include the Mayor, two Councillors, representatives from the Mona Vale Chamber of Commerce and the Department of Education, four community members with strong artistic and project management backgrounds from across the Northern Beaches and four Council staff.

    These Advisory Committee members will help us to define a vision for the project and will have input in the study to assess the viability of developing and operating a Performance Space in the Northern Beaches.

    If you would like to participate in an upcoming community workshop or to receive project updates
  • Expression of Interest for Committee Members

    5 months ago

    We are inviting expressions of interest from suitably qualified community members for the membership of the Advisory Committee for the Mona Vale Performance Space Project.

    The purpose of the Committee is to assist Council in an advisory role for the purposes of developing a feasibility study and detailed business case, including a business plan for the construction and operation of the project to ensure the project’s viability.

    The community members are required to have specialist skills in the development of new government infrastructure and/or community projects. Knowledge of performance venues, the performing arts, car parks and commercial retail development is highly desirable.

    A community engagement strategy will be developed with the Committee to facilitate, engage and enable communication between the community and stakeholders, with an interest in the development and for the use of the performance space, with the Northern Beaches Council and the Department of Education (DE).

    The Committee will meet approximately four times a year.

    For more information please view:

    For queries please contact Governance on 1300 434 434 or email

    Committee nominations closed Wednesday 24 January 2018

    We are inviting expressions of interest from suitably qualified community members for the membership of the Advisory Committee for the Mona Vale Performance Space Project.

    The purpose of the Committee is to assist Council in an advisory role for the purposes of developing a feasibility study and detailed business case, including a business plan for the construction and operation of the project to ensure the project’s viability.

    The community members are required to have specialist skills in the development of new government infrastructure and/or community projects. Knowledge of performance venues, the performing arts, car parks and commercial retail development is highly desirable.

    A community engagement strategy will be developed with the Committee to facilitate, engage and enable communication between the community and stakeholders, with an interest in the development and for the use of the performance space, with the Northern Beaches Council and the Department of Education (DE).

    The Committee will meet approximately four times a year.

    For more information please view:

    For queries please contact Governance on 1300 434 434 or email

    Committee nominations closed Wednesday 24 January 2018

  • Stage 1 - Development of Feasibility Study and Business Case

    5 months ago

    The objectives for Stage 1 of the project include:
    • To develop a feasibility study for the proposed Mona Vale Performance Space to test the viability and achievability of the proposed project.
    • To develop a business case for the proposed Mona Vale Performance Space in order to understand the potential cost for construction and future management and operation of the project.
    • To initiate a charitable trust that can receive donations for the construction of the centre.
    • To actively engage with the community to gauge and garner their support for the project.
    • To understand costs of the operation and lifecycle of the venue for the future.
    • To determine the most suitable location for the Performance Space.

    The objectives for Stage 1 of the project include:
    • To develop a feasibility study for the proposed Mona Vale Performance Space to test the viability and achievability of the proposed project.
    • To develop a business case for the proposed Mona Vale Performance Space in order to understand the potential cost for construction and future management and operation of the project.
    • To initiate a charitable trust that can receive donations for the construction of the centre.
    • To actively engage with the community to gauge and garner their support for the project.
    • To understand costs of the operation and lifecycle of the venue for the future.
    • To determine the most suitable location for the Performance Space.
  • Background

    5 months ago

    The Art, Culture and Heritage Strategic Reference Group Directions Paper (April 2017) identified the community's desire to have a musical performance space in the Northern Beaches community and a Social Plan was developed to further this idea.

    Concept plans for an auditorium were developed as part of a civic and cultural precinct in the Mona Vale Place Plan and further to this plan, the opportunity has arisen for a potential site at the Mona Vale Public School. This concept was originally proposed around 2014 and now has gained further support from various stakeholders including the Department of Education (DE) that have offered school land at the corner of Bungan and Waratah Streets, Mona Vale.

    Currently a high level project scope for the community performance space includes -

    • an auditorium 600 – 1000 seats
    • stage size for concert orchestra 15m x 10m
    • warm up and rehearsal spaces
    • technical attributes – low tech
    • funding approximately $20M
    • potential retail/ commercial use
    • underground carpark

    The Art, Culture and Heritage Strategic Reference Group Directions Paper (April 2017) identified the community's desire to have a musical performance space in the Northern Beaches community and a Social Plan was developed to further this idea.

    Concept plans for an auditorium were developed as part of a civic and cultural precinct in the Mona Vale Place Plan and further to this plan, the opportunity has arisen for a potential site at the Mona Vale Public School. This concept was originally proposed around 2014 and now has gained further support from various stakeholders including the Department of Education (DE) that have offered school land at the corner of Bungan and Waratah Streets, Mona Vale.

    Currently a high level project scope for the community performance space includes -

    • an auditorium 600 – 1000 seats
    • stage size for concert orchestra 15m x 10m
    • warm up and rehearsal spaces
    • technical attributes – low tech
    • funding approximately $20M
    • potential retail/ commercial use
    • underground carpark