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12 Feb 2024
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'Pre-consultation' starts for community land review
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'Pre-consultation' starts for community land review

Community groups and residents have been invited to a "pre-consultation" about further changes to the categorisation of Council-owned "community land".

The invitations were sent to groups and residents who made submissions about Central Coast Council's region-wide Community Land Plan of Management adopted in April last year.

"The upcoming 2024 update ... is to facilitate inclusion of a significant number of extra sites and to review the categorisation of many sites already included," the Council invitation stated.

Attached to the invitation were two lists, one with "provisional" additions and amendments and another where changes proposed by submissions were not supported.

"They may be amended or adjusted on account of feedback during the pre-consultation or because of other stakeholder feedback."

Among the changes are two previously uncategorised parcels on the Peninsula.

The Dulkara Rd Reserve is to be categorised as "Park", and listed by its secondary boundary of 36 Karingal Cl, Woy Woy.

Two lots adjacent to the Hillview St nursing home are categorised as "Natural Area", one predominantly bushland and the other predominantly watercourse.

Among the supported changes on the Peninsula is a piece of foreshore land near Blackwall Point which, "on review", was considered to be more appropriately categorised as natural area - foreshore, rather than its current category of Park.

The tennis court and bowling rink at Opal Cl, Pearl Beach, will be changed from General Community Use to Sportsground, while the surrounding area will remain as Park or Natural area - bushland.

An area of dune and beach at Ettalong Point will be re-categorised from General Community Use to Natural area - foreshore.

Another area that will no longer be part-listed as General Community Use is land at the head of Kahibah Creek, behind McEvoy Oval. It will remain as Natural area - wetland and bushland, and Park.

Among the rejected submissions, areas of reserve on the Woy Woy Channel would remain categorised as Park, as would pocket parks in McKenzie Ave, Woy Woy, 58 McEvoy Ave, Woy Woy, and Wallaby Reserve at 19B Memorial Ave, Blackwall.

Runway Park in Trafalgar Ave, Woy Woy, will also remain as a Park, despite a request to regard it as an Area of Cultural Significance as part of the wartime Trafalgar Ave airfield.

The Ocean Beach Surf Club and surrounds will remain General Community Use.

Suggestions to recognise the area around the Paul Landa Reserve at Green Point, Pearl Beach, as Natural area - escarpment were also rejected.

The categorisation of Blackwall Mountain would also remain unchanged.

"Categorisation is the process of determining how community land is used and how it is best managed in the future, eg as park or bushland or sportsground or foreshore," the invitation stated.

"Categorisation involves a stage of formal community consultation prescribed by the Local Government Act.

"Council has added a preliminary stage of pre-consultation to allow for more information to be shared and more community feedback to be incorporated.

"Pre-consultation starts this week and is initially directed to community members who made submissions or attended hearings as part of the consultations in early 2023."

"Council will offer an early evening workshop hosted by an external facilitator at the Wyong Administration Centre on Wednesday, February 7."

Anyone wanting to attend should send their name, suburb, phone number and email address to

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