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.

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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?

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