NORTH NARRABEEN ROCKPOOL AMENITIES UPGRADE
This upgrade was a controversial topic due to the Council staff recommendation to consider a cafe at this location.
Their report was as follows.
As part of Council’s ongoing commitment to improving public amenities, an upgrade of the facilities of North Narrabeen Rockpool Public Amenities is proposed. With the diverse range of recreational activities that occur in this area, the project’s intention is to increase the use and enjoyment of this space. The proposed work on the ground floor includes the addition of accessible amenities, the refurbishment of the existing male and female amenities, and change rooms. The proposed work on the upper floor, being primarily utilised by the swim clubs, involves renewing the entire space as well as a full kitchen refurbishment. Further, the proposal on the ground floor includes the introduction of a café at this location. Council has engaged with the community through a range of mediums and this report outlines the community feedback as well as the proposed next steps.
064/18 RESOLVED Cr Heins / Cr Harrison
A. Council notes the community consultation feedback.
B. That Council redesign to remove the small kiosk space on ground floor and utilise the space through expanding on the proposed existing uses such as increasing the size of the Wheelchair Accessible space, increase the men’s and women’s change rooms and ensuring there is a parents change room including a baby change table or equivalent and that consideration be given for retaining/replacing benches facing the pool area.
C. Council requests the acting Chief Executive Officer to assist the swim clubs to maintain the NSW Government Grant and write to the responsible Minister outlining the resolution and that the grant not be withdrawn.
VOTING FOR: Crs McTaggart, Heins, Amon, Grattan, Daley, Warren, Harrison, Sprott, Walton, Ferguson, De Luca, Bingham and Regan
AGAINST: Crs Philpott and White