Central Coast Council is proposing to reclassify 22 parcels of land from operational classification to community land.
Land that is owned by Council is public land that has been classified as Community or Operational land under the Local Government Act 1993.
Community land is land set aside for community use, such as local parks and sports grounds, and community facilities such as halls.
Development of this land is subject to strict controls as community land cannot be sold and there are restrictions on leasing and licensing.
Council is required to adopt a Plan of Management for all community land.
In contrast, Operational land serves a commercial or operational function such as offices, works depots, car parks, sewage pump stations and so on, or land being retained for commercial or strategic reasons.
The range of controls that apply to Community land does not apply to the use and management of Operational land.
The 22 parcels of land earmarked for reclassification to Community land are:
Berkeley Vale – 2-18 Newbridge Rd; 38W Wombat St; 19W Marlborough Pl; 151W and 153W Wyong Rd.
Charmhaven – 75W Panorama Ave.
Glenning Valley – 2W Bundeena Rd and 13W Palm Springs Ave.
Jilliby – 30W and 32W Sandra St and 231 Hue Hue Rd.
Lakehaven – 1W Merro Cl.
Mardi – 105W Woodbury Park Dr.
Norah Head – 50 Wilfred Barrett Dr.
Ourimbah – 60W Burns Rd, 40W Coachwood Dr and 1 Teralba St.
Summerland Point – 102W Yeramba Rd.
Tuggerah – 7 Wyong Rd.
Tumbi Umbi – 11W Molsten Ave.
Watanobbi – 1W Brittania Dr.
Council is inviting community feedback on the reclassification proposals and submissions can be made online at yourvoiceourcoast.com
Requests have been made to Council since June 12 for more information on why the land was being reclassified and any future plans for those lots, however, Council has not responded.
Central Coast Council website