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Monday 26 April 2021

Council Moves to Sell Terrigal Bowling Club Land

We thank Freddy Dowse for giving us this alert.

 It seems there is no end to the debacle that is the Central Coast Council’s mismanagement of finances and the subsequent poor communication skills they are quickly becoming well known for.

This came to a head last week for Terrigal Bowling Club when they discovered, by pure chance, that the land on which the 70-year-old Club sits is recommended to be reclassified on Tuesday, 27 April in order to sell.

Not content with simply increasing rates to bail themselves out of the financial hole they dug over several years, Council now wishes to reduce our ability to socialise, keep active and enjoy where we live, and they wish to do it in absolute secrecy. 

Terrigal Bowling Club CEO, James Heddo said he was appalled by the Council’s lack of transparency when they have tried to make contact on numerous occasions.

“The Club currently holds a lease until 30 April 2024 but the future after this point appears non-existent in the eyes of the Council,” he said.

“Council had previously suggested that the Club could be relocated to the recreational grounds where Breakers Basketball Courts are situated. However, having viewed the ‘Tranche 3 – Land Requiring Reclassification and Rezoning’ document, it seems this land in Terrigal is also on the agenda to be sold. 

“I am incredibly disappointed that we didn’t receive any communication that this proposal to reclassify the land was part of the Council agenda. It would be devasting to the entire local community if 70 years of proud history could be thrown away due to the financial mismanagement of local government.

“As you can imagine we have many upset members at the club and I myself am outraged that Council thought this was acceptable behaviour. We are determined though to fight this for our members and community,” James concluded.

Terrigal Bowling Club has a long and storied association with its community and we now encourage the community to stand with us and fight for our much-loved club.

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