Sisters Beach Community Centre Feasibility Study

EOI for stakeholder group
Public call for expressions of interest to join stakeholder group
Stakeholder engagement
Engagement with the stakeholder group to determine feasibility of project
DRAFT report
Report to Council for consideration
Sept 2020
Oct 2020-Jan 2021
Jan 2021

Call for expressions of interest

The Sisters Beach area is a beachside community hub. There is no public transport and one main entrance road through national park. Currently, community meeting space in the area is limited which may limit the programs and groups on offer.

As part of Council’s 2020/21 Annual Plan, Council aims to deliver a feasibility study to identify whether there is a demand for a community centre and what linkages this might have to improving health, wellbeing and community connectedness.

As well as demand and benefits, consideration will also be given to functionality, locality, environmental impact and cost.

As part of the process, Waratah-Wynyard Council is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) for interested individuals to participate in a series of collaborative workshops to help determine if a community centre at Sisters Beach is viable.

Accepted EOI’s will be invited to participate in a community stakeholder group, who will work with council to determine:

  1.  If there is a justification for a community centre, based on evidence and community insight regarding existing demand.
  2. If there is an indication of demand, highlight the possible functions of the facility.
  3. If there is an indication of demand, identify a preferred operating model for how the facility might be managed.

It is anticipated that the community stakeholder group would participate in 3-4, one hour long workshops commencing in October 2020.

Further opportunities for involvement may be identified during the workshops. Any pre-reading will be summarised and provided to participants prior to workshops, as required.

What will happen to your feedback?

The information obtained from the community stakeholder group will inform the Sisters Beach Community Centre Feasibility Study which will be presented to the Council for a decision in approximately March 2021.

How do I become part of this group?

Expressions of Interest to participate in the stakeholder group can be made by completing the form below prior to 5pm Thursday, October 8, 2020.

Expression of interest

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FAQ

Council will be calling for expressions of interest for community members to join a stakeholder group in September 2020. The stakeholder group will have a number of opportunities to collaborate with council on the project through a series of short workshops held between October and January.
Alternatively, the broader Sisters Beach community will be able to contribute towards the end of 2020. Keep an eye on this page and Council’s social media to find out more details on when and how you might participate as part of this process.

Where could a community centre be located?
The feasibility study will look at a range of options within the Sisters Beach area and propose a preferred site based on the research, which will consider community accessibility, size, the planning scheme, environmental impacts and cost.

Council has heard from pockets within the Sisters Beach community that there is a desire for a multi-use hireable facility in the area. Earlier recreation planning and reviews have also highlighted the lack of an adequate meeting space.

The feasibility study will look at a range of options within the Sisters Beach area and propose a preferred site based on the research, which will consider community accessibility, size, the planning scheme, environmental impacts and cost.

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