Council has already agreed to the redevelopment of the Warringah Golf Club/Course and approved a new lease. The new site for the relocated golf clubhouse and pro shop is suggested as the current tennis court and squash club location, which adjoins the 7th green and practice area.
Council is now seeking to form a review and development committee and has issued a notice for expressions of interest from the community and sporting organisations. The notice suggests a shortlist of options. There is some concern with the shortlist and we are seeking your comments “Council is seeking expressions of interest to give the recreation space at North Manly a new lease on life in line with a shortlist of uses. Incorporating the area previously operated as a bowling club, there is a great opportunity to provide and operate new recreational facilities for the community at the site.
A shortlist of five uses was established following an extensive RFP process, inviting organisations and sporting groups to put forward concept ideas for the site and canvas community need. The shortlisted uses are: • Combined BMX, skateboarding, surfing and snowboarding facilities; • Tennis facilities; • Indoor basketball facilities; • Small sided soccer (synthetic) facilities; and • Gymnastics facilities. Expressions of interest will need to address one or more of the above uses and a set criteria. A panel, including an external member from the Office of Sport will assess the submissions with oversight by an independent probity officer. The land will remain in public hands with a lease agreement applied for up to a 30 year term.
Expressions of interest close 6th May. More details and applications can be found at Tenderlink here.