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.
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.
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.
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.
Private Bert Bean – son, worker and “dear young friend”- killed at Bullecourt on Wednesday 11 April 1917. The second in our series profiling ANZACS associated with Wamberal and the Memorial Hall.
What do you think the future of the Wamberal Memorial Hall and park should be? Take our online survey.
The first of a new series on the Wamberal ANZACS.
We start with Lt Colonel James Tedder, a truly remarkable local who served with his five sons in WW1.