In a stunning turn of events, the general counsel at the new Central Coast Council has found that the previous Gosford Council had no power to sell Wamberal Memorial Hall
In 1994, Gosford Council resolved that the Wamberal Memorial, park and playground should be classified as “operational land.” That decision was simply wrong.
Come down to the Wamberal Surf Club on Thursday evening for a workshop to help draft your submissions to save Benjamin Parker Reserve and our other playgrounds and parks on the Central Coast.
Starting at 7:15 pm, we will have computers and printers set up so you can prepare your submission on the spot.
Further disappointment with Council is the outcome of todays public meeting concerning the sale of community parks like Benjamin Parker Reserve and 11 other parks across the Central Coast.
Council could not provide clear answers or information about the process and the lack of consistency frustrated the audiences at both meetings.
We need you to help protect our local parks, reserves and open spaces like Benjamin Parker Reserve on Dover and Lakeview Roads.
Council’s negativity is demonstrated by their deliberate attempts to limit community access to their public meetings. So your attendance can demonstrate the strong community commitment to saving our parks and playgrounds.
People will be able to sign the petition to save Wamberal Memorial Hall tomorrow July 2 after they vote.
The hall has been a polling place for every local, State and Federal election since 1922 and the petition is seeking the support of the NSW Minister for Heritage to list the hall as a heritage item.
Bring your ideas and lets have a great time while we make our village an even better place to live at the community meeting 7:15pm Wednesday 29 June at the Wamberal Surf Club.
There is now no impediment to the Central Coast Council demolishing the Wamberal Memorial Hall because of a “mistake” made by Gosford Council when they classified the land as “Operational land” – the same classification used for council works depots or quarries or sewer plants etc.
Council has no ethical right to sell our prized community assets without the consent of the people, especially when the property was privately built on privately donated land.
We need better parks not less parks. You can help save Benjamin Parker Reserve by sending an email or letter to the Central Coast Council.
We also have sample letters, dot points and summaries to help you personalise your submission.
Earlier times in the district of Wamberal is a special book on the early history of Wamberal and is a must for every local family.
The worst storm since 1974 saw monster waves combine with the year’s highest tide to cause devastation to Terrigal businesses and infrastructure whilst homes along Wamberal Beach narrowly escaped serious damage. With images and video from the Newcastle Herald.