Former mayor and Liberal member for Gosford, Mr Malcolm Brooks has issued a challenge to the current Liberal member for Terrigal, Mr Adam Crouch.
Mr Brooks said he wants a Performing Arts Complex (PAC) located on the former Gosford Public School site. He said he wants to see the adjacent ‘Poppy Field’ site retained as part of the ANZAC Memorial area. Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch wants a NSW Government office block on the school site and the Performing Arts Complex located on the ‘Poppy Field’ site.
Malcolm Brooks said he challenged Mr Crouch to support his view which, he believes, has widespread community support. He said he has called on Mr Crouch to make strong representation to the NSW Government to relocate the offi ce building to the CBD and retain the school site for a performing arts complex. “To assist Adam, I have produced a threelevel concept plan encompassing a 1,000 to 1,500 seat performance hall, an appropriate acoustically-designed 500 seat music/concert hall, a conservatorium, restaurant, and café with views to Brisbane Water plus space for a Performing Art School to cater for the 300 plus students who now travel to Sydney or Newcastle,” Mr Brooks said. His plans also included an outdoor concert/ entertainment area, car parking and a taxi and bus drop off point. “Such a building would bring Gosford alive, enhance the waterfront and be a visual iconic entry to Gosford.”
Media release, Apr 18, 2016 Malcolm Brooks, Point Frederick