Securing Brookvale's Future

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Options summary

There are a number of options we would like your thoughts on and these are dependent on the type and amount of funding that can be obtained to develop and maintain the site for the long term (refer to the summary booklet and display drawings). If we receive a grant from State and/or Federal Government to upgrade the Oval and additional funds for ongoing renewal then that's great.

However if this does not happen then....Read more

The options summary is now closed for comment.  For news and updates on this project please click here

Options summary

There are a number of options we would like your thoughts on and these are dependent on the type and amount of funding that can be obtained to develop and maintain the site for the long term (refer to the summary booklet and display drawings). If we receive a grant from State and/or Federal Government to upgrade the Oval and additional funds for ongoing renewal then that's great.

However if this does not happen then we would like your thoughts on and feedback on the discussion forum below or you can send:


Options summary

There are a number of options we would like your thoughts on and these are dependent on the type and amount of funding that can be obtained to develop and maintain the site for the long term (refer to the summary booklet  and display drawings). If we receive a grant from State and/or Federal Government to upgrade the Oval and additional funds for ongoing renewal then that's great.

However, if this does not happen, then we would like to receive your feedback on the options below.

Join the discussion forum below or you can send:

  • a submission using the tab below,
  • an email to brookvalepark@straight-talk.com.au or
  • a letter to Brookvale Park Master Plan, C/-Straight Talk, Reply Paid 84996, Haberfield, NSW 2045

Options with a grant

If Council can only secure a grant that provides funds to upgrade the Oval, Council will need to find funds for ongoing renewal works – we'll need more than $1 million a year!

  1. What are your thoughts on Council reclassifying and rezoning land along Pittwater Road to enable development to fund the ongoing renewal costs?
  2. What are your thoughts on a rate rise to cover the ongoing renewal costs for example:

    a) A permanent rate rise to generate more than $1 million each year – a small ongoing increase in rates of 1.5%
    b) A fixed term special purpose rate levy to generate $15 million to be set aside in a separate trust fund that could generate interest of more than $1 million each year – a relatively higher increase in rates for a limited time of 5.5% for five years
    (To put these rate rises in perspective if your property rates are currently $1,000 a year, you will pay an extra $15 each year forever or an extra $55 each year for five years)
  3. What are your thoughts on Council diverting resources from other areas (such as libraries, aged services, road maintenance etc.) to fund the ongoing renewal costs?

Options without a grant

If Council cannot secure a grant within a reasonable period of time, we need to understand your thoughts on the following options.

  1. Handing control of the Oval facilities to the State Government
  2. Doing nothing and thereby reducing the maintenance standard so that Oval facilities become unsuitable for professional grade sport.

Do you have any other ideas for how to secure Brookie's future?

Securing Brookvale's Future FORUM

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    What are your thoughts on Council reclassifying and rezoning land along Pittwater Road to fund the ongoing renewal costs?

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    Option 1A - with a grant:

    If Council can only secure a grant that provides funds to upgrade the Oval, Council will need to find funds for ongoing renewal works – we'll need more than $1 million a year!

    1A:  What are your thoughts on Council reclassifying and rezoning land along Pittwater Road to fund the ongoing renewal costs?

    Option 1A - with a grant:

    If Council can only secure a grant that provides funds to upgrade the Oval, Council will need to find funds for ongoing renewal works – we'll need more than $1 million a year!

    1A:  What are your thoughts on Council reclassifying and rezoning land along Pittwater Road to fund the ongoing renewal costs?

    by Site Co-ordinator 26 Oct 2011, 04:59 PM 1286 views
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    What are your thoughts on a rate rise to cover the ongoing renewal costs?

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    Options 1B/C - with a grant:

    What are your thoughts on a rate rise to cover the ongoing renewal costs for example either:

    1B:  A permanent rate rise to generate at least $1 million each year – a small ongoing increase in rates of 1.5%

    1C:  A fixed term special purpose rate levy to generate $15 million to be set aside in a separate trust fund that could generate interest of at least $1 million each year – a relatively higher increase in rates for a limited time of 5.5%

    Note: To put these rises in perspective if your property rates are currently $1,000 a year, you will pay an extra $15 each year forever or an extra $55 each year for five years

    Options 1B/C - with a grant:

    What are your thoughts on a rate rise to cover the ongoing renewal costs for example either:

    1B:  A permanent rate rise to generate at least $1 million each year – a small ongoing increase in rates of 1.5%

    1C:  A fixed term special purpose rate levy to generate $15 million to be set aside in a separate trust fund that could generate interest of at least $1 million each year – a relatively higher increase in rates for a limited time of 5.5%

    Note: To put these rises in perspective if your property rates are currently $1,000 a year, you will pay an extra $15 each year forever or an extra $55 each year for five years

    by Site Co-ordinator 31 Oct 2011, 10:22 AM 1634 views
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    What are your thoughts on diverting Council funds from other service areas to fund the ongoing renewal costs?

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    Option 1D - with a grant:

    Council could divert funds from other areas eg libraries, aged services, road maintenance etc to fund the ongoing renewal costs.

    Option 1D - with a grant:

    Council could divert funds from other areas eg libraries, aged services, road maintenance etc to fund the ongoing renewal costs.

    by Site Co-ordinator 31 Oct 2011, 10:31 AM 553 views
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    Do you have any other comments or suggestions?

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
    by Site Co-ordinator 26 Oct 2011, 05:03 PM 1458 views
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    What are your thoughts on the following if Council cannot secure a grant?

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    Option 2A/2B without a grant

    If Council cannot secure a grant within a reasonable period of time, we need to understand your thoughts about the following options.

    2A:  Handing control of the Oval facilities to the State Government (State Trust)

    2B:  Doing nothing and thereby reducing the maintenance standard so that Oval facilities become unsuitable for professional grade sport

     

    Option 2A/2B without a grant

    If Council cannot secure a grant within a reasonable period of time, we need to understand your thoughts about the following options.

    2A:  Handing control of the Oval facilities to the State Government (State Trust)

    2B:  Doing nothing and thereby reducing the maintenance standard so that Oval facilities become unsuitable for professional grade sport

     

    by Site Co-ordinator 26 Oct 2011, 05:03 PM 509 views