Council is undertaking a review of its Sports Facilities Plan of Management (SFPOM). The review is happening to ensure that Council maintain and improve sports facilities to address the existing and changing demographics and demands of our community.
The new plan will include land used or proposed to be used primarily for active recreation involving organised sports or the playing of outdoor games. This Generic Plan of Management covers most sporting facilities in Ku-ring-gai but not all (see below for site information).
View current Sports Facilities Plan of Management here
The first stage of community consultation regarding the Sports Facilities Plan of Management (SFPOM) review occurred in October and November 2019. This involved online surveys and workshops with sporting groups and organisations. Feedback from this process is currently being analysed and the project will now proceed as follows:
- Finalisation of draft SFPOM
- Reporting draft SFPOM to Council for approval to publically exhibit
- Public Exhibition of draft SFPOM (subject to Council approval)
- Adjustments to draft SFPOM based on feedback received through public exhibition process
- Reporting final draft SFPOM to Council
- Adopting new SFPOM
It is anticipated that the SFPOM should be finalised by mid 2020 (subject to Council approvals).
In July 2018, the NSW Government made changes to the way local councils administer Crown land. Crown land is land owned by the government, but used by councils for a variety of purposes such as recreation and sport.
Under the changes to the Crown Land Management Act, NSW councils are now responsible for:
- Assessing native title claims on Crown land
- Managing Crown land under the Local Government Act 1993. Councils will now manage their dedicated or reserved land as if it were public land under the Local Government Act 1993. This provides Council with more input into managing Crown land in the area.
- Developing plans of management under the LG Act to now include Crown reserves classified as community land, by July 2021.
The changes mean that the Council is now auditing Crown land that it administers and reviewing Plans of Management for Crown land in Ku-ring-gai. Plans of Management are required for each parcel of Crown land to enable its use for a variety of purposes.
The SFPOM is the first plan to be reviewed.
Purpose of the review