On 1 September 2010 nearly 80 people, with an interest in Brookie’s future, met at the Brookvale Public School Hall to deliberate on the merits of options being considered to improve the facilities at Brookvale Oval, attract additional use and fund long term renewal works. The workshop was facilitated by Straight Talk and participants worked in small groups to discuss options before using individual keypads to indicate preferences for different options. A number of Council staff volunteered to help facilitate small group discussion and to ensure the success of the workshop. Nearly three quarters of participants indicated that the workshop provided a good opportunity to have a say while the majority of participants felt the workshop provided an adequate opportunity to explore the merits of options.
Straight Talk is now documenting the outcomes from the workshop and other consultation activities undertaken over recent months and will report to Council shortly.